Georgetown vs. Creighton score: Hoyas claim Big East Tournament crown, punch unlikely ticket to Big Dance

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Georgetown is officially one of the best stories of the college basketball season after the No. 8 seed Hoyas completed a four-day run through the Big East Tournament by smashing No. 2 seed Creighton 73-48 in Saturday's tournament title game. The victory puts Georgetown into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015 and changes the direction of the program under fourth-year coach Patrick Ewing.

Just over a month ago, the Hoyas were 5-10 overall. But they have won eight of their last 10 games and suddenly look like a force to be reckoned with in the NCAA Tournament. Without a win over the BlueJays on Saturday, Georgetown would have had no shot at qualifying for the Big Dance, and the Hoyas played like a team with their season on the line.

Georgetown led 54-23 at one point in the second half as it outscored Creighton 19-2 in points off turnovers and won the paint battle 26-10. Figuring out where to seed the Hoyas will be a challenge for the selection committee. But one thing is clear: if the Hoyas play like they did in the Big East Tournament, they will be tough to beat in the NCAA Tournament.

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Let's take a look at the complete results from throughout the week at Madison Square Garden. For a look at the updated Big East Tournament bracket, click here

2021 Big East Tournament schedule, scores

Location: Madison Square Garden -- New York
Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)  | Follow live: CBS Sports App  

All times Eastern; some start times approximated

First round -- Wednesday, March 10
Game 1: No. 8 Georgetown 68, No. 9 Marquette 49 | Recap
Game 2: No. 10 Butler 70, No. 7 Xavier 69 (OT) | Recap
Game 3: No. 11 DePaul 70, No. 6 Providence 62 | Recap 

Quarterfinals -- Thursday, March 11
Game 4: No. 8 Georgetown 72, No. 1 Villanova 71 | Recap
Game 5: No. 5 Seton Hall 77, No. 4 St. John's 69 | Recap
Game 6: No. 2 Creighton 87, No. 10 Butler 56 | Recap
Game 7: No. 3 UConn 94, No. 11 DePaul  60 | Recap

Semifinals -- Friday, March 12
Game 8: No. 8 Georgetown 66, No. 5 Seton Hall 58 | Recap
Game 9: No. 2 Creighton 59, No. 3 UConn 56 | Recap

Big East Tournament Championship Game -- Saturday, March 13
Game 10: No. 8 Georgetown 73, No. 2 Creighton 48 | Recap

Follow below for updates, analysis and highlights throughout the Big East Tournament championship game between Creighton and Georgetown.

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