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It wasn't enough time for Georgetown coach John Thompson III to reflect. He was not 20 minutes removed from his second-seeded Hoyas' loss to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast, the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament.
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).
John Thompson, the first of the Georgetown coaches with that name, was sitting on a raised area just feet from where John Thompson III was accepting the trophy for Big East Coach of the Year.
In conference games only, Porter was second in the league in scoring (18.1), fifth in rebounding (7.3), tied for third in steals (1.8) and second in 3-point shooting (44.1 percent).
John Thompson Jr. coached Georgetown to a regular-season title in 1979-80, Year 1 of the Big East, and his son took the Hoyas to the final regular-season title before the conference undergoes massive changes, emphatically ending the rivalry against Syracuse with a 61-39 win Saturday.
This will be the 89th meeting between the schools (Syracuse leads 48-40), and John Thompson III said it won't be the last. But occasional non-conference matchups probably won't hold the same sway.
The Wildcats also beat then-No. 5 Louisville and then-No. 3 Syracuse and have put themselves in solid shape for at least an NCAA tournament at-large bid.
Taking over the game after Georgetown trailed early in the second half, Porter finished with 28 points and eight rebounds — and filled plenty of other statistical columns, too.
Porter thrust himself into conversation for national player of the year honors, along with Michigan's Trey Burke and Indiana's Victor Oladipo, after depositing 33 points, eight rebounds and five steals against Syracuse last week.