Cincinnati Defeated by No. 5 Georgetown
Georgetown's Jabril Trawick (55) goes up against Cincinnati's Cheikh Mbodj (13). (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

March 14, 2013

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NEW YORK (AP) - Otto Porter Jr. scored 18 points and No. 5 Georgetown advanced to the Big East tournament semifinals by beating Cincinnati 62-43 on Thursday.

Markel Starks had 14 points and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 13 off the bench, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer that sparked a game-turning run for the top-seeded Hoyas (25-5).

Georgetown, looking to land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, squandered an early 16-point cushion and fell behind briefly in the second half before clamping down with its trademark defense to pull away.

Cashmere Wright scored 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range to lead the ninth-seeded Bearcats (22-11).