WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's basketball team lost, 90-66, to the visiting Creighton University Bluejays on Saturday afternoon at Capital One Arena in the District. The No. RV/24 Bluejays (13-3, 3-1 BIG EAST) hit 16 3-pointers en route to the victory as the Hoyas slip to 11-4 on the season with a 1-3 mark in BIG EAST play.
"We have to do a better job of competing," Georgetown Head Coach Patrick Ewing said. "Creighton is one of the elite teams in the BIG EAST. Games like this is when we need to rise to the occasion. We have to play better."
Sophomore guard Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony) was the lone Hoya in double figures with 11 points and paced the offense with four assist. Junior forward Kaleb Johnson (South Hill, Va./The Carlisle School) had a career-high 10 rebounds.
Georgetown outrebounded the Bluejays, 41-37, including grabbing 11 offensive boards.
Creighton opened the game by hitting four of its first five shots, all from beyond the arc, to open a 14-3 less than five minutes into the game.
Consecutive 3-pointers by Mosely and freshman guard Jamorko Pickett (Washington, D.C./Massanutten Military Academy [Va.]) pulled the Hoyas within eight, 19-11. However, the Bluejays used a 26-10 run over an 11-minute span to take a 45-21 advantage with just 1:17 left in the first half.
The Blue & Gray used a full-court press to gain some momentum in the final 30 seconds of the frame, scoring the final six points while forcing three turnovers. Freshman forward Antwan Walker (Washington, D.C./Hargrave Military Academy [Va.]) hit a pair of free throws to start the run and intercepted a long pass on the ensuing possession, resulting in two more shots from the charity stripe. Another steal by Johnson resulted in a basket by freshman guard Jahvon Blair (Brampton, Ontario/Athlete Institute Prep) to cut the deficit to 45-27 at the break.
A 3-pointer from Blair and runner from Mosely brought the score to 72-49 just beyond the midway point of the second half. However, that is as close as the Hoyas would get as Creighton maintained its lead through the final whistle for the 90-66 victory.
Georgetown hits the road for its next contest, traveling to St. John's on Tuesday, Jan. 9, as Ewing returns to Madison Square Garden, his NBA home for 15 years. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on FS1 with Brian Custer calling the play-by-play and Bill Raftery providing color analysis. Fans can listen locally on WNEW 99.1 FM with Rich Chvotkin handling the call.