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WaPo Express: Sims City

If college basketball were poker, Georgetown would be one of those teams that opponents dread seeing on the other side of the table.

No matter what hand their foes are holding, the Hoyas typically have an answer — whether
it’s their depth, length, versatility or schemes. It’s that versatility, created by a uniquely-skilled
roster, that the No. 13 Hoyas (22-7, 12-6 in the Big East) hope to ride deep into this week’s Big East Tournament.

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Clark and Sims Close Out Four-Year Hoya Career With Big Win

On Senior Day, it was a freshman who took the torch passed by the two upperclassmen and ran it to a career-high 14 points for the 59-41 win against Notre Dame in the Hoyas’ last home game of the season.

Though not to underestimate the production of seniors Jason Clark and Henry Sims, Greg Whittington — racking up his 14 on 5-of-6 from the field, 3-for-3 from three and 2-for-2 on free throws — attributed his shooting success to the production and assistance of Sims.

The two paired up for a number of points, particularly one with three and a half minutes left in the first half where Whittington passed inside to Sims, then drove through a hole, grabbing a backward bounce pass from Sims along the way for the dunk and the 24-16 lead. Sims had a hand in almost every consecutive play, including that one, in the last seven minutes of the half.

“My performance is based on teammates,” Sims said. “I pass them the ball, but they got to catch it and they got to finish it so my performance is based on how they play.”

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WaPo Express: Hoyas’ Clark Not Ready to Reflect

Ahead of final home game, the senior still has plenty to play for

Here’s a nickname for Hoyas senior Jason Clark: the Chameleon

Throughout his four years at Georgetown, the 6-foot-2 guard has adapted to whatever the Hoyas needed at the time. Last season, he played a secondary role to leading scorers and playmakers Chris Wright and Austin Freeman. This year, as a senior, Clark made a smooth transition into a leadership role, helping turn a group of mostly underclassmen into a Top 10 team.

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Otto Porter Big Effort to Lead Hoyas in Win Against Villanova

After a sudden turn on events 34 seconds into the game, Otto Porter rebounded to lead four players in double figures and five players with six rebounds in his second start of the season for the Hoyas in their 67-46 win against Villanova Feb. 25 in front of a season-high 19,277 Verizon Center fans.

Wildcat Maurice Sutton threw an elbow in the first of what would be many aggressive moves throughout the game that left Porter on the court floor amid his own blood resulting from when he bit his tongue. He would return minutes later and lead the team with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists.

“I was fired up,” Porter said. “So were my teammates, I think they kind of read my mind and started picking it up.”

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WaPo Express: Hoyas Strike the Right Balance

Who knew the Hoyas had to travel 11,000 miles to discover their secret to this year’s success?

Chemistry has been a theme for this season’s Hoyas team since their summer trip to China.

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WaPo Express: Stingy Defense Keys Hoyas’ Strong Season

Entering Saturday’s game against Providence, Georgetown (19-5, 9-4) is holding opponents to 58.9 points per game — second in the Big East behind surprising South Florida. Buoyed by such stifling defense, the Hoyas are outscoring opponents by 11.7 points per game — also second-best in the conference, even though they are ranked eighth in points scored.

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