Men's Basketball Downed 62-55 By No. 15 Georgetown|
Feb. 16, 2013
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit but came up short against No. 15 Georgetown, dropping a 62-55 decision Friday in BIG EAST Conference action inside Fifth Third Arena.
Trailing 43-13 with 15:17 left in the game, Cincinnati (19-7, 7-6) clawed back into the game with a 20-7 run, closed out by 11-straight points from JaQuon Parker, to take a 51-50 lead with 6:53 remaining in the game.
From there, both team's offenses went cold, combining for two field goals over the final 6:25 with the Hoyas outscoring the Bearcats 12-4 to earn the 66-52 victory.
Georgetown (19-4, 9-3) won its seventh straight game to stay atop the BIG EAST standings while UC has lost three of four, shooting a combined 72-for-207 (.348) in those games.
Markel Starks hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5:35 left and made five free throws in final minute, scoring a game-high 17 points. Otto Porter Jr. scored 16 points while playing in foul trouble and freshman D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 14.
Wright added three steals, putting him atop UC's career chart with 192 swipes. He passed David 'Puffy' Kennedy who tallied 189 steals from 1977-81.
The Hoyas had lost their last four against the Bearcats and hadn't won in Cincinnati since the 2006-07 season. They've won nine of their last 10 overall.