Georgetown vs. Creighton score: Hoyas claim Big East Tournament crown, punch unlikely ticket to Big Dance
Georgetown ripped off four straight wins in New York to earn an NCAA Tournament bid for the first time since 2015
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
All times Eastern; some start times approximated
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
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.
We fall to Georgetown, 73-48.— Creighton Men’s Basketball (@BluejayMBB) March 14, 2021
THIS IS OUR HOUSE chants starting at the Garden - for the few who could be here and all the fans who are watching from all over - THANK YOU!— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) March 14, 2021
THIS. IS. OUR. HOUSE.
He always says it and we're not one to argue with @CoachEwing33 inside MSG - but basketball is a game of runs ... and the #Hoyas are on another one! The 8-0 run puts GU up 47-21 on Creighton in the #BETourney Championship Game!#HoyaSaxa #LetsGoHoyas— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) March 14, 2021
#Hoyas up 36-18 at the break following an 18-0 run to close the frame. @JuggyBlair147 leads the way with 13 points with 3⃣ triples! @bola_dee_baller a monster on the glass with 7⃣ boards.— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) March 14, 2021
Halftime stats provided by @hilldrup#HoyaSaxa #LetsGoHoyas pic.twitter.com/OZdCelZJ6A
Shereef Mitchell is OUT for tonight.— Creighton Men’s Basketball (@BluejayMBB) March 13, 2021