Georgetown vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview
|Georgetown||O Porter 15.3||O Porter 7.9||M Starks 2.9|
|Cincinnati||S Kilpatrick 18.2||T Rubles 5.9||C Wright 3.4|
On Friday, No. 15 Georgetown heads to Fifth Third Arena to take on Cincinnati. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Hoyas are 1-6 against the Bearcats over the last four years. They fell 72-70 on Mar. 8, 2012, the last time they met.
Georgetown is in first place in the Big East, Cincinnati is in eigth place.
The Hoyas got past Marquette 63-55 on Feb. 11 with the help of 21 points and 7 rebounds from Otto Porter. He contributes team-best marks with 15.3 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 1.9 steals per game. For the Bearcats, Sean Kilpatrick finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds in the 68-50 blowout of Villanova on Feb. 12. His 18.2 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
Comparing team stats, Cincinnati looks to have the edge in one significant category, rebounding, where the Bearcats have the upper hand over the Hoyas, 41 per game to 33 per game.
- Georgetown has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (68.0 percent to 62.5 percent).
- Otto Porter is ranked 9th in the Big East in rebounds and 10th in the Big East in steals.
- Georgetown is a better shooting team (46.0 percent vs. 41.5 percent) than Cincinnati this season.
- The Georgetown basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Cincinnati (78 percent vs. 53 percent).
- Over the past 10 years, Georgetown has had more players drafted by the NBA than Cincinnati (six vs. three).
- Georgetown has more wins over the last 5 years than Cincinnati (130 vs. 121).
- Diaper Dandies love Georgetown. Georgetown has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Cincinnati (11 vs. 8).
- Mikael Hopkins is ranked 8th in the Big East in blocks.
- Georgetown has an average margin of victory of 18 over Cincinnati in five wins since 2005.
- The Georgetown rebounding leader (Otto Porter, 166 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Cincinnati rebounding leader (Titus Rubles, 147 rebounds).
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