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GAME THREAD: Creighton at Georgetown

Hoyas begin a 3-game BIG EAST homestand

NCAA Basketball: Butler at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Game 14: Georgetown Hoyas (7-6, 0-2) vs. Creighton Bluejays (9-4, 0-2)

When: Tuesday 7 PM

Where: Capital One Arena

TV: CBS Sports Network (Tom McCarthy and Steve Lappas)

Radio: 99.1 FM, Sirius XM 383 (The legendary Rich Chvotkin/50th season)

Series: Creighton leads 14-9 overall, series is tied 5-5 in DC

Last Meeting: Creighton won 99-59 on March 1, 2023 in Omaha

KenPom rankings: Creighton 16, Georgetown 178

KenPom Projection: Creighton wins 80-67 with an 87% win probability.

Line: Hoyas +12, o/u 146.5, Georgetown ML +550

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Georgetown - The Hoyas have been off for what seems like forever after being completely overmatched in every possible way during their 81-51 loss at Marquette on Dec. 22. Tonight begins a season-long 3-game BIG EAST homestand for Georgetown. While the Hoyas face long odds tonight, the next two games - DePaul (Jan. 6) and Seton Hall (Jan. 9) are their best chances at home wins in the league per KenPom. If they Hoyas are ever going to get it going within the league this season, this stretch seems like the most likely spot.

Creighton - The Bluejays have lost two-straight coming into tonight’s matchup and have fallen from the AP Top 25 for the first time this season. Coach McDermott’s squad was ranked as high as No. 8 just three weeks ago and can’t afford to drop a game at Georgetown if they have want to challenge for the top of the league. Baylor Scheierman, Trey Alexander and Ryan Kalkbrenner are once again leading a Creighton team that has Final Four aspirations after getting to the Elite 8 last season. KenPom still loves Creighton despite a very unexpected loss to UNLV nearly three weeks ago. Bluejays are 21st in both offensive and defensive efficiency.

SERIES STREAKING: Creighton has won four straight by double-figures over Georgetown since dropping the 2021 BIG EAST Tournament Title Game.

Note: For people asking why I use the twitter posts from the opposing teams, it’s because Georgetown’s opponents are usually the first to post on gameday.

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