Following five straight wins to take them from #23 all the way to #10 in the AP Poll, the Creighton Bluejays (22-7, 11-5) took a step back Sunday with a 91-71 loss to the St. John’s Red Storm.
Creighton will look to get back to its winning ways and finish the season on a strong note starting Wednesday night against the Georgetown Hoyas (15-14, 5-11).
Sunday’s loss really shouldn’t alarm Creighton too much going forward. They had been red hot lately and were likely going to slow down eventually. Shooting 4-27 from three absolutely didn’t help, nor did the fact that Mike Anderson’s Red Storm have been deceptively good this season, particularly at home. At the end of the day, you write it off as a tough road conference loss and move onto the next game. Despite the loss, there were positive takeaways for Creighton. Damien Jefferson bounced back from a zero-point showing against Butler by dropping a career-high 20 against St. John’s. Christian Bishop did a little bit of everything, scoring 12 points, hauling in six rebounds, and dishing out five assists. This has been a trend of late for Creighton that the Bluejays would undoubtedly like to see continue.
Georgetown has plenty of problems on their own at the moment. After seemingly finding a groove near the end of nonconference play despite the departure of James Akinjo and others, Big East play was another struggle for the Hoyas. Leading scorer Mac McClung has missed seven of Georgetown’s last eight games and is doubtful for Wednesday’s game as he continues to work through his foot injury. To make matters worse for the Hoyas, second-leading scorer Omer Yurtseven is doubtful for the game with an ankle injury. These injuries would be significant, because McClung and Yurtseven combined for 39 of Georgetown’s 83 points in the Hoyas’ 83-80 win over Creighton on January 15. Yurtseven also had 13 rebounds in that game.
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