Georgetown is moving on in the 2012 Big East Conference men's basketball tournament while Pittsburgh is headed home for the spring. The Hoyas took care of business as expected Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, winning 64-52 over the Panthers.
The fifth-seeded Hoyas will now move on to play Cincinnati on Thursday in the quarterfinals.
Georgetown (23-7, 12-6) played stifling defense throughout the afternoon, holding Jamie Dixon's crew to 36.1 percent shooting from the field. Ashton Gibbs was the only player to crack double figures for Pittsburgh with 14 points. It's a tough ending for Gibbs, who played his final game in a Panthers uniform.
The Hoyas were buoyed by Henry Sims who recorded a double-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Otto Porter also scored 20 points while Greg Whittington came off the bench to contribute 11 points and six boards.
Georgetown beat up on Pittsburgh inside, out-rebounding them 33-22 while getting to the line 31 times compared to just 18 attempts for the Panthers.
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