Georgetown upsets No. 16 Creighton to end two game skid

Georgetown (11-10, 2-6 Big East) bounced back from a dreadful two game losing streak by stomping on No. 16 Creighton (18-3, 5-3 Big East), 71-51.

Graduate transfer Rodney Pryor and junior L.J. Peak were on an offensive tear on Wednesday night. Pryor, the team’s leading scorer, finished with 18 points (7-15 FG), five rebounds, six assists and was 3-5 from behind the arc. He scored 15 points in the first half and sparked a 13-2 run, which gave the Hoyas a 39-27 lead at halftime.

Peak tallied a team-high 20 points and five rebounds, while recording his 1,000th career points. Sophomore Jessie Govan had a solid outing off the bench, registering 15 points and seven rebounds. The Hoyas shot an impressive 47.5 percent from the floor.

Creighton struggled shooting the ball the entire night. The Bluejays, who is the 10th best three-point shooting team in the nation, shot 1-18 from behind the arc. Freshman and potential lottery pick  Justin Patton led his team with 20 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

Marcus Foster chipped in 12 points, but he went 0-4 from the three-point line. Creighton shot 34.5 percent from the floor.

Turnovers plagued both teams as the Hoyas had 13, while the Bluejays recorded 12. However, Georgetown managed to outrebound its Big East counterpart 47-36. The Hoyas had five players grab at least five rebounds.

What’s Next 

– Georgetown will hit the road to take on No. 11 Butler on Saturday evening. The Hoyas lost to the Bulldogs at home, 85-76 in overtime. Peak, and Jagan Moseley combined for 41 points in the losing effort. Butler is currently on a four-game win streak and has not lost a game at home. The Bulldogs have knocked off teams like Villanova, Arizona and Xavier on their home turf.

– Creighton has lost two straight games since losing guard Maurice Watson Jr. to a season ending knee injury. The Bluejays will play DePaul at home on Saturday before facing Butler on Jan. 31.

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Ryan McFadden, @RMcFadden15

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