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Big East Tournament 2012: Georgetown knocks off Pittsburgh to advance

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NEW YORK (AP) — Senior Henry Sims and freshman Otto Porter each scored 20 points to lead No. 13 Georgetown to a 64-52 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday in the second round of the Big East tournament.

Sims grabbed 13 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Hoyas (23-7), who will play fourth-seeded Cincinnati in the quarterfinals on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Georgetown lost to eventual champion Connecticut in the second round of last year's Big East tournament.

Ashton Gibbs had 14 points for the 13th-seeded Panthers (17-16), who went through two 8-minute scoring droughts during the game and couldn't recover from Georgetown's 16-2 run to close the first half that gave the Hoyas a 31-23 lead.

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