Porter didn't even try to shoot a field-goal until 7:46 was left in the half, missing a 3-pointer from the corner.
He shrugged off a question about his quiet, 0-for-2 role in the first half, saying: "We were up at the time."
It was apt that there would be lots of defense, given the Big East's reputation. Georgetown and Syracuse both allowed opponents under 60 points per game this season, and they showed why Saturday. With 2½ minutes left in the first half, they had combined for more turnovers (14) than field goals (13).
Porter's only points in the first half came on a pair of free throws with 23.9 seconds left that gave Georgetown its biggest lead until then, 25-18.
Porter got going a bit eventually, and his turnaround jumper made it 50-31 with under 8½ minutes left. That was pretty much that, as the Hoyas started milking the clock when they had the ball.
When Porter headed to the sideline in the final minute, he and Thompson III hugged.
Afterward, Boeheim said he thinks Porter should be the No. 1 overall pick in the next NBA draft.
"Normally people in this league start saying stuff like that when they want your best player to leave," Thompson III said with a smile. "Since they're leaving, I don't know why he's doing it now. But I agree with him."
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