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Hoyas thump St. John's for first Big East win

12:20 PM, Jan 12, 2013   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - With its offense struggling, Georgetown's defense clamped down and helped the Hoyas avoid their worst Big East start in 13 years.

Otto Porter tallied 19 points and 14 rebounds in the 19th-ranked Hoyas' 67-51 rout of St. John's.

Georgetown (11-3, 1-2 Big East) hadn't begun 0-3 in the conference since 2000.

After being held to fewer than 50 points in its first two Big East tilts and coming off a 73-45 defeat at home to Pittsburgh, Georgetown turned to its defense and held the leading scorer in the Big East, D'Angelo Harrison, in check.

Coming in averaging 21.5 points per game, Harrison was limited to just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting from the floor. St. John's (9-7, 1-3) was stifled to a 35.6 percent clip (21-of-59) from the field.

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