No. 15 Georgetown beats Texas 64-41

No. 15 Georgetown beats Texas 64-41
December 4, 2012, 9:23 pm
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Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins (3) shoots over Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


NEW YORK (AP) Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a 64-41 victory over Texas in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Nate Lubick added 13 points and Markel Starks had 11 for the Hoyas, who led by 18 at halftime. The lead grew to 23 and was never less than eight in the second half.

The Hoyas (6-1), whose only loss this season was to No. 1 Indiana in overtime, scored the first nine points of the game, the last four from Lubick on layups.

Sheldon McClellan had 12 points to lead the Longhorns (5-3), who had their lowest point total under coach Rick Barnes, who took over for the 1998-99 season. Texas had won three straight after losing two in a row.