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“Once every 10 games he has a bad day,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “For him, a bad day is a very good day for most people.”

Austin Chatman tipped in his own miss to start an 11-0 run that put Creighton ahead 24-15, and the Bluejays made 7 of their last 10 shots of the half to lead 34-24.

The Hoyas played their fifth straight game without starting guard Jabril Trawick, who broke his jaw Jan. 8. The Hoyas also were without 6-foot-11, 350-pound center Joshua Smith, who on Friday was declared academically ineligible for the rest of the season.

“We’re in a bad place, OK. We have to figure out how to get out of this bad place,” Thompson said. “We’re not at the halfway point of the conference season yet. We’re eight games in to an 18-game season. So there’s time. But we have to figure out adjustments, changes - some big, some small - on how this group is going to win.”

Creighton wore special pink-and-white jerseys and pink shoes as part of Creighton vs. Cancer weekend. The jerseys brought in about $48,000 in an auction, more than the previous two years combined. McDermott’s No. 3 jersey fetched the most, $11,603. The first 16,000 fans through the doors received a pink T-shirt.