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Otto Porter's rookie season started with the training staff and now remains largely stuck in neutral. Some are doubting his future. Porter's college coach at Georgetown does not share their opinion.
Lots of turnovers. Lots of fouls. For Villanova coach Jay Wright, it was also lots of fun - although it's safe to say he felt that way only because his team won.
Before tipoff, Georgetown coach John Thompson III gained a player and lost a player. The last thing he needed was a huge free throw discrepancy against a top 10 team.
Markel Starks scored 20 points and Georgetown stay close throughout, but ultimately the Hoyas fell to No. 9 Villanova 65-60 for their fifth straight loss.
Highly-ranked Villanova is having quite the season, but perhaps past success against the Wildcats will help the Hoyas snap out of their current slide.
Stopping Creighton isn't just about stopping high-scoring All-American Doug McDermott. but ultimately that is Georgetown's tough task on Saturday.
The shots didn't drop for Creighton early against Georgetown like they did against Villanova five nights earlier. It didn't matter.
Doug McDermott and Will Artino scored 14 points apiece to lead five Creighton players in double figures, and the Bluejays stayed alone in first place in the Big East with a 76-63 victory over Georgetown on Saturday night.
Georgetown starting center Joshua Smith is academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the season.