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COL BKB: Georgetown 62, Cincinnati 55

Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:23 AM

CINCINNATI, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Markel Starks scored 17 points Friday and Otto Porter added 16 points and seven rebounds in No. 15 Georgetown's 62-55 over Cincinnati.

Starks was 5-of-10 from the field and hit 6-of-8 free throws, including five in the final 48 seconds to secure the seventh consecutive win for the Hoyas (19-4, 9-3 Big East).

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 14 points for Georgetown.

JaQuon Parker led Cincinnati (19-7, 7-6) with 15 points. Sean Kilpatrick scored 12 points to go with six rebounds and Cashmere Wright had 12 points and three rebounds for the Bearcats, who outrebounded Georgetown 37-32.

Cincinnati erased a 12-point deficit in the second half and trailed 55-53 with 1:16 left in the game, but Starks and Porter combined for seven points from the free throw line down the stretch while Cincinnati managed only a layup by Wright.

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