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Georgetown 57, Syracuse 46 - Otto Disappointment

In front of 35,012 at the Carrier Dome, the Syracuse Orange laid an egg Saturday against their biggest rival, the Georgetown Hoyas.

Nate Shron

Otto Porter showed up for the Georgetown Hoyas. Not one player, expect maybe C.J. Fair, did for the Syracuse Orange.

That's all you really need to know about what happened at the Carrier Dome Saturday in front of a disappointed 35,012 fans that witnessed No. 8 Syracuse lose, badly, to No. 11 Georgetown, 57-46.

Porter, who we can all assume made a deal with the devil before the last Big East Conference showdown between the two programs at The Loud House, scored a game-best 33 points, collect eight rebounds, tallied five steals and dished out a pair of assists in a just-freakin-guard-him! performance.

The soon-to-be Big East Player of the Year was everything and anything for the Hoyas, who ended the Orange's 38-game home winning streak, which began after a loss to Georgetown in Feb. of 2011.

Meanwhile, nearly every player for Syracuse (22-5, 10-4 Big East) laid a big fat egg.

Besides Fair, who tallied a team-high 13 points, snagged seven rebounds and swatted away three shots, everyone sucked: Brandon Triche (10 points on 4-for-13 shooting, four turnovers); Michael Carter-Williams (seven points, five assists and three turnovers); and James Southerland (13 points on 5-for-14 shooting).

As a team, SU made just 34-percent of its shots (17-for-50), four of its 20 3-point attempts, committed 16 turnovers and couldn't stop Porter, who played his way into Syracuse-Georgetown lore as the worst human to ever walk the earth.

Early on, things seemed to be going well. Syracuse jumped out to a 12-4 lead eight minutes into the game thanks to a long 3-pointer by Southerland. But things didn't get better, just worse, after that.

Despite taking a 23-21 lead into halftime, the Orange allowed Georgetown (21-4, 11-3) to regain momentum in the second half.

A 17-8 run, which included a back-breaking four-point play by Porter, helped the Hoyas take a 49-39 lead, one they'd never give up.

Honestly, this sucks. Georgetown not only out played Syracuse, but they did so mainly by just out willing them. They, sadly, wanted it more despite facing a hostile environment.

A lot needs to be talked about after this one, however, it is safe to say #OrangeNation just wants to drink a bottle of whatever is left in the cabinet.

The bright side of all of this? This will not be the last time Syracuse faces Georgetown this season. SU gets another crack at the Hoyas on March 9. A lot of basketball needs to be played until then and, hopefully, a different Syracuse team shows up for that one.