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GAME THREAD: Georgetown Hoyas at Creighton Bluejays

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Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown take on the evil Bluejays of Creighton in the final road game of the season!

Line: Creighton -12, o/u 151.5

Preview from GU Hoyas:

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men’s basketball team makes its final road trip of the regular season as it travels to Omaha, Nebraska for a matchup with No. 11/14 Creighton on Wednesday night. Tipoff at CHI Health Center Omaha is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The Hoyas come into the contest with a 15-14 overall record and a 5-11 mark in league action.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION● Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Networks, and can be seen locally on MASN2 with Wayne Randazzo calling the play-by-play and Nick Bahe providing analysis.● The game can be heard locally on The Team 980 with Rich Chvotkin in his 46th season on the call.● Links to the live stats will be available at GUHoyas.com.

LAST TIME OUT● Georgetown dropped a 66-63 heartbreaker to the visiting Xavier University Musketeers on Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena. Despite the Hoyas clawing back after trailing by as many as nine in the second half and knotting the game at 63, Xavier drained a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds on the clock to seal the win.● Jahvon Blair led a trio of Hoyas in double figures with 18 points on 5-of-15 shooting including a quartet of 3-pointers.● Jamorko Pickett added 12 points and Jagan Mosely tallied 11 to round out those in double figures.● Timothy Ighoefe grabbed a career-high seven rebounds to lead the team while Qudus Wahab and Blair each chipped in five.● Mosely paced the offense with seven assists to go along with a pair of steals.● Georgetown shot 36.8 percent (21-57) from the field and managed 13-of-15 from the charity stripe.

ABOUT THE HOYASOmer Yurtseven leads the Hoyas in both scoring (15.8 ppg) and rebounding (10.0 rpg), both of which rank among the top 10 in the BIG EAST. He is one of just three players in the BIG EAST to be averaging a double-double.● In league play, five Hoyas are averaging double figures with Mac McClung’s 16.0 ppg leading the way followed by Yurtseven (13.2), Blair (13.0), Allen (11.4) and Picket (10.4). Mosely is just behind the quintet contributing 9.6 ppg in BIG EAST action.● The Hoyas are second in the BIG EAST with 14.9 assists per game, having recorded at least 20 assists in a game on five occasions. Terrell Allen ranks sixth in the conference with 4.1 apg, while Mosely is eighth at 3.7 apg.● Blair is currently 12th all-time in program history with 138 career 3-pointers. Mosely has 338 career assists which ranks 14th on GU’s career list.● Yurtseven has grabbed 250 rebounds on the season, which is 25th on Georgetown’s single-season list.

SCOUTING CREIGHTON● Creighton enters Wednesday with a 22-7 overall record and an 11-5 mark in BIG EAST play. The Bluejays lost at St. John’s on Sunday, but are still ranked 11th in the AP Poll.● The Bluejays lead the BIG EAST with an average of 77.0 ppg and 15.6 apg. They are allowing opponents to score 69.9 ppg and have a -.18 rebounding margin.● Ty-Shon Alexander leads Creighton, and ranks third in the BIG EAST, with 16.9 ppg. Marcus Zegarowski (15.8) is seventh in the conference in scoring, while Mitch Ballock (11.7) and Denzel Mahoney (11.6) are both in double figures.● Damien Jefferson leads the team with 5.6 rpg, and Zegarowski is averaging 4.9 apg.

ABOUT THE MATCHUP● Wednesday will be the 16th all-time meeting between the Hoyas and Bluejays, with Creighton holding a slim 8-7 series advantage. All but one of the matchups have come since Creighton joined the BIG EAST prior to the 2013-14 season.● Earlier this season, the Hoyas defeated the then-No. 25 Bluejays 83-80 at Capital One Arena. Five Hoyas scored in double figures, led by Yurtseven’s ninth double-double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds.● Mac McClung added 19 points, while Mosely (13), Blair (12) and Allen (10) were all in double figures.● Georgetown shot 51.7 (31-60) from the floor and finished with 18 total assists.● Patrick Ewing is 1-4 against Creighton as GU’s head coach.

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