The Georgetown Hoyas improved to 9-4 in the Big East on Sunday, bouncing back from their overtime loss to Syracuse with a 71-61 win over St. John's at the Verizon Center. The Red Storm spent nearly the duration of the game within single digits and striking distance, but never had a lead. Georgetown improved their offensive efficiency down the stretch, hitting their threes and loosening up the St. John's zone.
John Thompson III got some huge contributions from his freshman off the bench. Greg Whittington scored 12 points, hitting five of eight from the floor, including a huge three-pointer late that put the Hoyas back up six. Freshman Otto Porter also added 11 points. While he didn't fill it up on the offensive end, Nate Lubick had an all-around great floor game, with his constant activity on both ends leading to seven points, eight rebounds, five assists, and four blocks. He certainly made an impact on both ends of the floor.
The Hoyas now have nearly a week off before traveling to Rhode Island to face a Providence team that gave them some trouble on New Year's Eve.
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