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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Markel Starks scored 17 points and hit some key free throws down the stretch to boost No. 15 Georgetown to its seventh straight win, 62-55 over Cincinnati.

Otto Porter Jr. added 16 points and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 14 for the Hoyas (19-4, 9-3 Big East), who are in sole possession of first place in the conference, a half-game ahead of Syracuse and Marquette.

JaQuon Parker had 15 points, while Sean Kilpatrick and Cashmere Wright each scored 12 for the Bearcats (19-7, 7-6), who lost for the third time in four contests.

Starks, who gave the Hoyas the lead for good by draining a 3-pointer with 5 1/2 minutes left, went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe over the last 47.7 seconds of the game.

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