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#5 Georgetown routs #17 Syracuse 61-39

It certainly didn't have the drama of past Syracuse-Georgetown matchups, as the Hoyas completely dominated the final Big East meeting between the long-time rivals Saturday at the Verizon Center.
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - It certainly didn't have the drama of past Syracuse-Georgetown matchups, as the Hoyas completely dominated the final Big East meeting between the long-time rivals Saturday at the Verizon Center.

Markel Starks scored 19 points and D'Vaun Smith-Rivera added 15, as the fifth-ranked Hoyas pulled away in the second half for a 61-39 victory over the Orange.

Georgetown earned a share of the Big East regular-season title and also wrapped up the top overall seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

Otto Porter carried Georgetown to a victory at Syracuse two weeks ago with 33 points, but didn't make a shot from the floor until the second half in this one.

He finished with 10 points as the Hoyas (24-5, 14-4 Big East) bounced back from Wednesday's loss at Villanova to win for the 12th time in their last 13 games.

Michael Carter-Williams was the lone Syracuse player in double figures with 17 points. C.J. Fair added nine for the Orange (23-8, 11-7), who closed the regular season with four losses in five games and failed to earn a double-bye in the upcoming Big East Tournament.

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