Men's Basketball

Stopping Porter serves as Syracuse’s biggest challenge as Orange looks for revenge against Georgetown

When Syracuse fell to Georgetown 57-46 on Feb. 23 in the Carrier Dome, the bulk of the responsibility went to Otto Porter. The Hoyas’ forward terrorized the Orange’s defense, knocking down shots from all over the floor.

Porter had a huge game in front of 35,012 fans, and is going to look to have the same type of performance on Saturday at the Verizon Center.

And since that game in the Carrier Dome, Porter hasn’t really slowed down. He’s averaging 25 points in his last four contests. Georgetown is 3-1 in that span, with the loss coming in a surprising upset defeat against Villanova.

Here’s a look at Porter’s performances in his last four games:

February 23: Georgetown 57, Syracuse 46

FG-FGA: 3-of-12

3FG-3FGA: 5-10

Points: 33

Rebounds: 8

Steals: 5

Minutes: 40

February 27: Georgetown 79, Connecticut 78 2OT

FG-FGA: 7-12

3FG-3FGA: 3-4

Points: 22

Rebounds: 5

Steals: 1

Minutes: 49

March 3: Georgetown 64, Rutgers 51

FG-FGA: 6-12

3FG-3FGA: 1-2

Points: 28

Rebounds: 8

Steals: 4

Minutes: 40

March 6: Villanova 67, Georgetown 57

FG-FGA: 6-16

3FG-3FGA: 2-9

Points: 17

Rebounds: 4

Steals: 1

Minutes: 39


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