Markel Starks scored 23 points and Georgetown beat No. 11 UCLA 78-70 in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic on Monday night at the Barclays Center, spoiling the college debut of Shabazz Muhammad.
Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (3-0), who will face No. 1 Indiana in tonight's championship game.
The Hoyas opened the second half on a 12-0 run — with Greg Whittington hitting two 3s — to take a 43-29 lead, their biggest of the game.
The Bruins (3-1) were within 59-53 on a 3-pointer by Norman Powell. But the Hoyas went on a 7-1 run that was capped by a hook shot by Nate Lubick with 6:17 to go.
NO. 1 INDIANA 63,
Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead Indiana (4-0) past Georgia (1-3) in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford both had 14 points for the Hoosiers and they were the ones who finally started hitting from long range as Indiana established control of the game.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Vincent Williams both had 14 points for Georgia.
NO. 10 ARIZONA 94,
LONG BEACH ST. 72
Freshman Brandon Ashley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first start and Kevin Parrom hit all five of his 3-pointers for 15 points as Arizona (3-0) beat Long Beach State (1-3).
Arizona quickly turned what was supposed to be its toughest challenge of the early season into a rout, racing out to a 22-point lead in the first half.
NO. 11 N. CAR. 95,
MISSISSIPPI ST. 49
Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina players in double-figures in a win against Mississippi State.
P.J. Hairston had 18 points and Reggie Bullock had 16 points.