Hoyas send Louisville to third straight loss
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Otto Porter scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading Georgetown to a 53-51 victory over fifth-ranked Louisville at the Verizon Center.
Markel Starks also scored 17 for the Hoyas (14-4, 4-3 Big East), who have won two straight and four of their last five.
Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Gorgui Dieng each scored 12 for Louisville (16-4, 4-3), which has lost three straight for the first time since 2010. The Cardinals were the top-ranked team in the nation last week, but have since lost to Syracuse, Villanova and now Georgetown.
Peyton Siva failed to score for Louisville, but the senior had a chance to give the Cardinals the victory late. He had the ball in the closing seconds trailing 52-51 and missed a jumper from just inside the arc.
Porter was fouled with 1.4 seconds to play and made the first free throw before missing the second. Without a timeout, Louisville was unable to get more than a three-quarter court heave as time expired.
01/26 14:19:51 ET