Georgetown beats No. 11 UCLA men | College basketball
Otto Porter Jr. collected 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five blocks to lead Georgetown to a 78-70 victory over 11th-ranked UCLA in New York.
NEW YORK — Most of the pregame attention was given to Shabazz Muhammad, a UCLA freshman who had yet to appear in a college game.
Perhaps it should have been directed at a sophomore from Georgetown who was returning after being injured in the season opener.
Otto Porter Jr. collected 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and three steals to lead the Hoyas to a 78-70 victory over the 11th-ranked Bruins on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
"Otto's first full game and look at the stat sheet. That was a full game," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "Then there was a lot of other stuff he did that doesn't show up on this piece of paper. It was good to have him back out there."
Porter was hit in the head six minutes into the Hoyas' season opener. He sat out the second game of the season and came back with a flourish.
"I just let the game come to me and that's what I want to do and we'll all get open shots," said the 6-foot-8 Porter, who led the team as a freshman in rebounding (6.8) and field-goal percentage (52.5).
Georgetown shot 54.5 percent for the game (30 of 55), including 60 percent in the second half (18 of 30).
Markel Starks had a career-high 23 points for the Hoyas (3-0), who will face No. 1 Indiana in Tuesday's championship game.
The 6-foot-6 Muhammad, one of the most highly sought high-school players last season, was declared eligible by the NCAA on Friday and this was his first game. He finished with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 25 minutes for the Bruins (3-1).
The NCAA said UCLA's sanctions against Muhammad were sufficient after the school required him to sit out three games and repay $1,600 in impermissible benefits. The NCAA and UCLA found Muhammad accepted travel and lodging during three unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina.
"It was really exciting to get down to the court for the first time," Muhammad said. "I just finally was getting the jitters out and playing college basketball for the first time and hopefully I'll get better. I think a lot better. I didn't do a lot well tonight."
His coach disagrees.
"I thought he did a good job. I didn't plan on playing him all those minutes," UCLA coach Ben Howland said. "He's been restricted with a shoulder injury."
No. 10 Arizona
romps at home
TUCSON, Ariz. — Freshman Brandon Ashley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first start, Kevin Parrom made all five of his three-pointers for 15 points and 10th-ranked Arizona beat Long Beach State 94-72 to improve to 3-0.
Other Top 10 men
No. 1 Indiana 66,
Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hoosiers (4-0) over the Bulldogs (1-3) in Brooklyn.
No. 9 North Carolina 95, Mississippi St. 49
Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five players in double figures for the Tar Heels (4-0) in a decisive victory over the Bulldogs (1-2) in a Maui Invitational game in Hawaii.
Other Pac-12 men
At Oregon 67,
Jacksonville St. 45
Tony Woods scored a career-high 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting and tied his career high with five blocks to lead the Ducks (4-0) past the Gamecocks (3-2).
Illinois 94, USC 64
Brandon Paul had 26 points as the Illini (4-0) routed the Trojans (2-1) at the Maui Invitational.
At No. 11 California 87,
Cal Poly 61
Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and Gennifer Brandon added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Golden Bears (3-0) rolled past the Mustangs (2-2).
• De'Andre Haskins scored 32 points to lead Division II Chaminade to an 86-73 upset of Texas, 30 years after the tiny school made its mark on college hoops with its famous upset over top-ranked Virginia.
"We are ecstatic," Chaminade coach Eric Bovaird said.
Host Chaminade is 7-76 at the Maui Invitational since the event started in 1984.
• The Gonzaga men (3-0) moved forward in both polls. The Zags are 16th in the coaches poll and 17th in the Associated Press media poll; they were 19th in both polls a week ago.
• Stanford is No. 1 in the AP women's poll after beating defending NCAA champion Baylor 71-69 Friday in Honolulu.
Connecticut is second and Baylor dropped two places to No. 3.