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Hoyas ruin UCLA freshman's debut

NEW YORK — Most of the pregame attention was given to a UCLA freshman who had yet to appear in a college game.

It should have been directed at a sophomore from Georgetown who was returning after being injured in the season opener.

Otto Porter Jr. had 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 the Barclays Center.

"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 6 minutes into the Hoyas' season opener. He sat out the second game of the season.

"I just let the game come to me and that's what I want to do and we'll all get open shots," Porter said.

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.

"It was really exciting to get down to the court for the first time," Muhammad said.

NO. 1 INDIANA 66, GEORGIA 53: Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Hoosiers (4-0) in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic.

NO. 9 UNC 95, MISS. ST. 49: Leslie McDonald had 21 points to lead five players in double figures for the Tar Heels (4-0) at the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

NO. 10 ARIZONA 94, LONG BEACH ST. 72: Freshman Brandon Ashley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first start for the host Wildcats (3-0).

NO. 12 KANSAS 78, WASH. ST. 41: Travis Releford scored 17 as the Jayhawks (3-1) romped in the semifinals of the CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo.

CHAMINADE 86, TEXAS 73: De'Andre Haskins scored 32 to lead Division II Chaminade to an upset at the Maui Invitational, 30 years after the tiny school made its mark with its famous upset over top-ranked Virginia.

MAUI INVITATIONAL: Kansas State and Arizona are among the eight teams that will compete in the 2014 tournament in Lahaina, Hawaii. The field will include Missouri, Pittsburgh, Purdue, BYU, San Diego State and host Chaminade.

TOURNAMENT MATCHUP: North Carolina and Louisville agreed to play in the 2013 Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Uncasville, Conn.

AP POLL: Indiana is still a runaway No. 1, and Louisville is again a solid second. Kentucky dropped five spots to eighth. No. 20 Oklahoma State and No. 23 Colorado replaced Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

Women

FLORIDA 74, N. FLORIDA 44: Redshirt freshman Carlie Needles hit a school-record nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 27 for the host Gators (3-1).

NO. 11 CAL 87, CAL POLY 61: Reshanda Gray scored 22 and Gennifer Brandon had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the host Golden Bears (3-0).

NO. 14 PURDUE 59, BOWLING GREEN 45: Drey Mingo had 13 points for the host Boilermakers (3-0), who held the Falcons to 28 percent shooting (14-of-51).

AP POLL: Stanford is the new No. 1 after its win over Baylor, barely edging Connecticut. No. 19 UCLA, No. 22 Kansas, No. 24 Dayton and No. 25 North Carolina moved into the Top 25, while Delaware, Texas A&M, Miami and Georgetown fell out.

Hoyas ruin UCLA freshman's debut 11/19/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:30am]
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