South Florida Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas' Defense Stifling In 75-45 Rout

Georgetown's defense stifled South Florida all game, leading to a 30-point blowout win.

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College Basketball Rankings: Georgetown Climbs To No. 12 In AP Poll

Convincing home wins over Connecticut and South Florida were good enough to move Georgetown up two spots to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press poll.

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South Florida Vs. Georgetown Final Score: Hoyas Pound Bulls, 75-45

The Georgetown Hoyas held a 23-15 lead at halftime over the South Florida Bulls, as it looked like the Bulls would keep the game close. In the second half however, the Hoyas put their foot on the pedal and jumped out to a big lead on the Bulls and never looked back. The Hoyas put up 52 points in the second half of the game to crush the Bulls by 30 points.

It was a team effort by the Hoyas but center Henry Sims led the team in scoring with 13 points and picking up 8 rebounds. Markel Starks added 10 points while Jabril Trawick also added 10 points off the bench. For the Bulls, Augustus Gilchrist led the team in scoring with 15 points, but the Bulls just couldn't get enough offense to keep up with the Hoyas. Not only could the Bulls not keep up with the scoring, but they could not hold onto the ball turning it over 17 times.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Hoyas, visit SB Nation's Georgetown blog,Casual Hoya. For the opponent's perspective, check out Voodoo Five, SB Nation's South Florida blog. For all your Big East news, follow along at Big East Coast Bias and be sure check out SB Nation's college basketball hub.

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South Florida Vs. Georgetown Score Update: Hoyas Lead 23-15 At The Half In Defensive Struggle

The Georgetown Hoyas and South Florida Bulls are the two best defensive teams in the Big East, and as expected, their matchup Saturday morning has been an ugly, low-scoring affair. Despite holding the Bulls without a point for almost 11 minutes of the first half, the Hoyas hold just a 23-15 lead entering halftime.

Georgetown shot just 34.8 percent from the floor in the half, missing five of the six three pointers they attempted. Henry Sims led the way for the Hoyas with seven points and five rebounds.

South Florida had an even tougher time offensively. The Bulls made just six of 23 field goal attempts, and have turned the ball over 11 times. Augustus Gilchrist has nine of South Florida's 15 points.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Hoyas, visit SB Nation's Georgetown blog,Casual Hoya. For the opponent's perspective, check out Voodoo Five, SB Nation's South Florida blog. For all your Big East news, follow along at Big East Coast Bias and be sure check out SB Nation's college basketball hub.

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South Florida Vs. Georgetown Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Georgetown Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East) welcome the South Florida Bulls (13-9, 6-3) to the Verizon Center for an early Saturday morning affair , as tipoff is scheduled for 11:00 A.M.

Expect a defensive battle as the Bulls and Hoyas are the stingiest defenses in the league. South Florida allows a Big East-low 59.0 points per game, with Georgetown ranking second, allowing just 59.2 ppg.

Georgetown is coming off an extremely impressive 58-44 win over the Connecticut Huskies on Wednesday, in which the Hoyas held UConn to 30.0 percent shooting from the floor and two for 20 from three point land.

Here is what you need to know for today's game:

Game Date/Time: Saturday, February 4, 11:00 A.M. ET

Location: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

TV: ESPNU

Radio: Georgetown: WWXT (92.7 FM), WWXX (94.3 FM), WTEM (980 AM)

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Hoyas, visit SB Nation's Georgetown blog,Casual Hoya. For the opponent's perspective, check out Voodoo Five, SB Nation's South Florida blog. For all your Big East news, follow along at Big East Coast Bias and be sure check out SB Nation's college basketball hub.

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South Florida Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Host Bulls In Early Saturday Tip, Looking To Build On Defensive Showing Against UConn

Stan Heath's South Florida Bulls visit Verizon Center on Saturday morning, having won six of their past eight games in the Big East.

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