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MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Blown Out at Home, Drop to 1-3 in Big East Play

The Georgetown men’s basketball team fell 90-66 to Creighton on Saturday at Capital One Arena, marking the team’s biggest loss of the season. The Hoyas (11-4, 1-3 Big East) have lost three of their last four games at the start of the Big East season.

The Creighton Bluejays (13-3, 3-1 Big East) outplayed the Hoyas from the start and put on an offensive clinic. In the first half, the Bluejays made 10 three-pointers and led 45-27 by halftime. Not a single Hoya scored double figures, and the squad committed nine turnovers while shooting under 30 percent in the half.

Senior forward Toby Hegner led the way for Creighton’s first-half dominance. Hegner made five three-pointers and scored 15 of his 19 points in the first period.

In the second half of play, the Hoyas improved, shooting 42 percent from the field. Freshman guard Jahvon Blair scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes. However, the Hoyas could not keep up with the Bluejays’ consistent shooting.

Creighton’s sophomore guard Davion Mintz scored eight of his 17 points in the second half, helping Creighton gradually increase its lead to more than 20 points. The Bluejays assisted on 22 of their first 24 successful field goal attempts.

With six minutes remaining, the Bluejays went on a 13-3 run to push their lead to a game-high 32 points, clearing both teams’ bench players for the final two minutes of play. The Hoya reserves responded by going on an 8-0 run to end the game. The Blue and Gray eventually lost by 24 points to a team it beat by 20 in the same building last season.

For the game, Georgetown shot 37 percent from the field and turned the ball over 15 times. Georgetown’s defense allowed Creighton to shoot 49 percent and make 16 three-pointers. Sophomore guard Jagan Mosely led the Hoyas with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists. Mosely was the only Georgetown player to score more than 10 points. Junior center Jessie Govan and junior forward Marcus Derrickson, Georgetown’s top scorers this season, managed just seven and four points respectively.

Georgetown is set to travel to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night to take on St. John’s (10-6, 0-4 Big East), and Head Coach Patrick Ewing (CAS ’85) is slated to return as a coach to the arena where he played with the New York Knicks between 1985 and 2000. Ewing is also going to face off against former NBA rival and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, now head coach for the Red Storm.

The game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. It will be televised on Fox Sports 1, streamed on the Fox Sports Go app and aired locally on 99.1 FM.


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