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Robinson and Pitt upset Georgetown

Jan 29, 2012 - 12:46 AM Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Nasir Robinson scored a season-high 23 points on 9-of-9 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds as Pittsburgh remained perfect at home against top-10 teams with a 72-60 victory over ninth- ranked Georgetown.

Lamar Patterson added 18 points and seven assists for Pittsburgh (13-9, 2-7 Big East), which improved to 12-0 all-time at Petersen Events Center against teams ranked in the top-10.

"I thought our guys were tremendous throughout the game," Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon said. "I really like how we played basketball and I like how we played offense tonight. We were unselfish and we really moved the ball against a really good defensive team and I just think that trademarks what we do."

Otto Porter scored a team-high 14 points off the bench, while Henry Sims added 10 points, five assists and four rebounds for Georgetown (16-4, 6-3), which never led in the game and had its three-game win streak snapped.

After Porter's jumper near the midpoint of the first half brought Georgetown within 14-11, Pitt scored 15 of the game's next 16 points as the Hoyas were held without a basket for over seven minutes.

Jason Clark broke the slump with a jumper, sparking a 10-4 run by Georgetown to close out the half that cut Pittsburgh's lead to 33-22 at the break.

The Hoyas shot just 33.3 percent from the floor in the first half, while Pittsburgh made 48.1 percent of its shots.

"We had a few poor shots, but let's give their defense the credit. Their defense was very good," Georgetown head coach John Thompson said about the first half. "We were getting the looks we wanted but they were not going into the basket."

Georgetown's spurt carried over into the second half as the Hoyas opened the second with a 13-8 swing to get within five at 41-36.

But the Panthers responded with a 7-2 run capped by John Johnson's three- pointer to give Pitt back its double-digit lead with 13 minutes to play in the game.

Georgetown kept Pitt in striking distance, but an 8-1 spurt by the Panthers with under two minutes to play allowed them to regain their double- digit lead, 63-50, and the Panthers made 11-of-12 free throws down the final stretch to cruise to the win.

Game Notes

Georgetown holds a 40-35 advantage in the all-time series...Clark finished with nine points for Georgetown...Pittsburgh held a 33-22 advantage on the glass...The Panthers went 19-for-22 from the foul line, while the Hoyas made 7-of-12 free-throw attempts.