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Record: 25-6, 14-4 (Big East)
Seed: No. 2, South Region
Superstar forward Otto Porter Jr. has one of those tournaments (think Carmelo, 2003), dragging a mediocre offense all the way to the title game. Along the way, John Thompson III's Hoyas play their typical dogged defense, and freshman D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera continues to emerge as a bright young floor leader.
The Georgetown team that scored 37 points against Tennessee, 46 points against Towson and 48 points against Marquette re-emerges in the round of 16. Despite Porter's best efforts, a cold-shooting night from a suspect supporting cast leads to early-round disappointment.
In Their Path
The Hoyas could see seventh-seeded San Diego State in Round 3. And if they do, the Aztecs should make life miserable for Georgetown's offense. Steve Fisher also has a future pro of his own in Jamaal Franklin, a player capable of matching Porter point for point.