NCAAB Game Recap - Creighton at Georgetown
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:00 PM EST

IaSt
55
Baylor
68
F
Aub
64
Alab
83
F
Seton
78
Butl
70
F
UVA
50
FlaSt
54
F
KY
78
SCar
81
F
WichSt
53
Temp
65
F
Crei
80
GTown
83
F
Colg
67
Lafy
71
F
StFPA
100
FaDi
85
F
CenCT
55
SacHr
66
F
BC
50
Syr
76
F
Samf
63
ETSU
88
F
Tuls
65
ECU
49
F
Mia-FL
63
NCSU
80
F
GMas
67
GrgWas
73
F
Ford
56
Duques
58
F(OT)
Bry
67
(N/A)
71
F
Vermt
72
Bingha
53
F
Woff
59
Chat
72
F
LongI
69
StFNY
66
F
UMass
61
StBon
74
F
Ind
50
Rut
59
F
Albany
76
UNH
73
F(OT)
VMI
62
Mercer
73
F
UMassL
98
Maine
104
F(OT)
Navy
88
Leh
83
F
Evans
42
IndSt
65
F
Stony
65
Hartfo
68
F
Tenn
63
UGA
80
F
WCU
79
Furm
83
F
StPet
51
Fairf
61
F
UNCG
79
Citad
69
F
Buck
60
Amer
61
F
InWor
56
McNee
72
F
URI
71
StJos
61
F
Tex
76
OkSt
64
F
Xav
65
Marq
85
F
N DA
66
SDSt
87
F
SDak
70
NDSt
72
F
SFA
77
CenAR
76
F
Brad
91
MOSt
78
F
TXAMC
56
SeLA
62
F
Valpa
78
NrthIA
88
F
NWSt
73
Nich
72
F
SamH
80
Lamar
75
F(OT)
NOrl
106
HBU
98
F
ND
78
GaTec
74
F
Vand
55
Ark
75
F
StJon
58
Prov
63
F
SMU
62
Hou
71
F
TexSA
77
UTEP
80
F(OT)
NM
72
ColSt
105
F
Bois
78
AF
85
F
PSU
69
Minn
75
F
UCIrv
74
CS-Ful
61
F
Stan
74
UCLA
59
F
SJSU
87
UNLV
98
F
Army
HolyC
PPD

Jan 15, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(25) Creighton (13-5)

37

43

80

Georgetown (12-6)

36

47

83

Hoyas beat No. 25 Creighton behind Yurtseven's double-double
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) After a slow start to league play in the always physical Big East, Georgetown’s prized newcomer Omer Yurtseven broke out and carried the Hoyas.

Yurtseven had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Mac McClung scored 19 points and Georgetown beat No. 25 Creighton 83-80 on Wednesday night.

The Hoyas (12-6, 2-3 Big East) went on a 13-2 run after Yurtseven's putback with 13:02 left in the game and never looked back as coach Patrick Ewing picked up his first win over the Bluejays in five tries.

“I think the best is still yet to come,” Ewing said about Yurtseven.

“He had a pretty good game. He made some mistakes, but I’m a tough man to please. I see the potential in him and I see where he could be.”

Yurtseven - an N.C. State transfer who sat out last season - leads Georgetown with averages of 16.5 points and 9.7 rebounds but had seen his numbers dip in league play.

“My focus was just that I had to do my part and trust my teammates to do theirs,” Yurtseven said.

The Hoyas shot 51.7% for the game and went 18 for 32 (56.3%) in the second half.

Georgetown, a 3-point favorite, snapped a five-game losing streak to Creighton and beat a ranked opponent for the second time this season.

Marcus Zegarowski led the Bluejays (13-5, 2-3) with 20 points while Denzel Mahoney added 19 off the bench. Creighton lost for the first time this season when scoring at least 70 points (12-1).

Creighton trailed by as many as nine at 70-61 but used an 8-0 run capped off by Mitch Ballock's 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 70-69.

Georgetown never let Creighton take the lead as McClung twice hit mid-range jumpers and made three of four from the line down the stretch.

“He was a load in there. He's physical,” Creighton coach Greg McDermott said. “I think he's as skilled a post player as there is in this league. His presence was too much for us to overcome.”

Georgetown held a 41-29 advantage on the glass to make up for a big difference in 3-point shooting. Creighton made 13 of 32 shots from deep while the Hoyas were just 5 for 15. Zegarowski only connected from deep, making 6 of 11 3-pointers and finishing 6 for 15 overall.

Yursteven had his ninth double-double of the season and second in a Big East game.

Jagan Mosely added 13 points while Jahvon Blair had 12 for Georgetown.

BIG PICTURE

Creighton: Ranked for the first time since also appearing at No. 25 on Jan. 8, 2017, the Bluejays trailed for most of the second half in falling to under .500 in the conference. Their stay in the AP Top 25 could be short.

Georgetown: The Hoyas have won both conference games at home while scoring more than 80 points and have lost all three on the road while scoring less than 70.

AILING ALLEN

With 19 seconds left, Hoyas guard Terrell Allen checked out and collapsed near the end of the Hoyas bench. Ewing said that both Allen and McClung had been sick and hadn’t practiced in three days.

“He said he was nauseous,” Ewing said about Allen. “He got an IV after the game. He’s feeling better.”

Allen finished with 10 points and five assists in 26 minutes.

40 STRONG

With Allen and McClung under the weather and Georgetown already short-handed, having lost four transfers during the season, Mosely played the entire game. The senior guard was 4 for 6 from the field and had four rebounds four assists and a steal. Ewing called him the team MVP afterward.

UP NEXT

Creighton: Returns home to host Providence on Saturday. The Bluejays swept the Friars last season, including a 76-70 overtime win in Omaha.

Georgetown: The Hoyas host Marquette on Saturday in their annual Gray Out game. The two schools split their series last season with both winning on the other team’s home court.

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Leaders

Creighton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Zegarowski 20 0 7 1 3 0
D. Mahoney 19 0 2 4 1 0
Georgetown PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Muresan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q. Wahab 0 0 0 2 0 1

Team Comparison

Crei GTown
Points For 80 83
Field Goals 28/65-43% 31/60-52%
Three Pointers 13/32-41% 5/15-33%
Free Throws 11/15-73% 16/20-80%
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Defensive Rebounds 21 31
Rebounds 33 48
Blocks 3 4
Steals 9 3
Turnovers 10 14
Personal Fouls 17 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - GTown Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 15 Crei 80 @ GTown 83 K. Jones 1 J. Pickett 9

Game Information

Stadium: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 5,920
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