I've said, several times, that it's not going to be easy for any team to go into the CenturyLink Center and win no matter how poorly Creighton is playing. Apparently Georgetown didn't get that memo. The Hoyas went into Omaha and absolutely dismantled the Bluejays, winning by a score of 67-40. This game taught us a lot about both teams. Here's what we learned.
Is Creighton really this bad?
I certainly don't think Creighton is good, but this game was a bit of an anomaly. The Bluejays missed 23 straight shots and went 17 minutes without a field goal. That's unfathomably bad. James Milliken went 1-13 from the field. Also not something that's going to happen regularly. For the Bluejays, the best they can do is put this game behind them, call it an outlier, burn the tape, and focus on their next contest.
Nice bounce back for Georgetown
After getting thrashed at home by Xavier earlier this week, the Hoyas did a great job not getting fazed at all in going to the CenturyLink Center and coming out with a convincing victory. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera did a good job continuing to build his candidacy for Big East Player of the Year as he had 24 points on 9-17 shooting. It's a loaded field, and DSR is just as much a candidate as anyone else you can think of at this point. February is going to be the make or break month for that award.
Georgetown will face off Wednesday night against a Providence team who beat the Hoyas in overtime last time they squared off. Providence lost to St. John's on Saturday, so the Friars will certainly be looking to knock the Hoyas off yet again.
For Creighton, they'll be traveling to the Cintas Center to face off with Xavier for the first time this season on Wednesday night.