Creighton earned a measure of revenge on Tuesday night.
The Bluejays defeated the Georgetown Hoyas 63-48, getting their win back from the Hoyas’ upset last week. The win propels Creighton up to 15-5 on the year and 11-4 in Big East play with five scheduled games remaining.
Creighton stymied Georgetown thoroughly. They held the Hoyas to just seven made two-point field goals the entire night. You read that one correctly. The Hoyas made nine 3-pointers, but only shot 29 percent from the perimeter on the evening. They also only got to the line eight times, and while they made seven free throws, that obviously was not nearly enough for them to pick up the win or come close.
Leading the way offensively for Creighton was the trio of Christian Bishop, Damien Jefferson and Mitch Ballock. The trio combined for 43 of Creighton’s 63 points and shot a combined 65.5 percent from the field. Bishop scored the most points with 17, with Ballock and Jefferson trailing with 14 and 12 respectively. Ballock hit four 3-pointers, and considering they only made six all night, it’s fair to say his contributions were particularly pivotal.
Georgetown had just one double figure scorer in the losing effort. Jamorko Pickett picked up 16 points on the night, and added 12 rebounds to go for a double-double. Alas, five players who saw the floor went scoreless, and no other Hoya had more than eight points. This was a complete inverse of their performance last week against Creighton, and they were unfortunately unable to prevent Creighton from victory a second time.