Porter scores 22; Georgetown rips Longwood
BY AP Wire Service
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
12/11/12 at 5:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Otto Porter scored a career-high 22 points, and returned after taking an apparent hit to the head during the second half of No. 15 Georgetown's 89-53 win over Longwood on Monday night.
The point total was much bigger than the Hoyas' past three wins. They beat Tennessee 37-36, Texas 64-41 and Towson 46-40.
Porter went to the bench with 13:46 left, holding his hand to his face, and fans gave him a noticeable ovation when he returned a few minutes later.
Before Porter left the game, Georgetown (8-1) had already built a sizable lead over Longwood (2-8).
Markel Starks was 4-of-5 from 3-point range and had 17 points for the Hoyas, while Greg Whittington had eight points.
The Hoyas used a 17-5 run over the first 4 minutes of the second half to pull away, forcing several turnovers in the process.
Their 30 turnovers forced was the most since Elon turned the ball over 32 times on Dec. 13, 2003.