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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Mikael Hopkins
Georgetown coach John Thompson III said his team was "floating" back in January, trying to reshape its identity when injuries and academic issues contributed to a five-game losing streak.
Shut down by Georgetown, Doug McDermott was trying to get open in the lane late in the first half. The ball never made it to him.
Georgetown picked up a crucial 75-63 victory over Creighton on senior night.
Georgetown's NCAA Tournament hopes took a blow with Thursday's 75-73 loss at Marquette on Thursday.
With the season winding down, the Hoyas desperate for a win and trying to avoid another slow start, coach John Thompson III inserted Jabril Trawick into the starting lineup. Nice move, coach.
Highly-ranked Villanova is having quite the season, but perhaps past success against the Wildcats will help the Hoyas snap out of their current slide.
Georgetown lacks shooting depth, but it's time for even suspect 3-point option to let loose against Villanova's suspect perimeter defense.
Georgetown's defense limited Creighton All-American Doug McDermott, but the Hoyas own limited offense couldn't keep up with the rest of the Bluejays
The shots didn't drop for Creighton early against Georgetown like they did against Villanova five nights earlier. It didn't matter.
Stopping Creighton isn't just about stopping high-scoring All-American Doug McDermott. but ultimately that is Georgetown's tough task on Saturday.
Doug McDermott and Will Artino scored 14 points apiece to lead five Creighton players in double figures, and the Bluejays stayed alone in first place in the Big East with a 76-63 victory over Georgetown on Saturday night.
Thumbs down defensive lapses late in Monday's 80-72 overtime loss to Marquette hurt Georgetown's cause against the Big East's worst 3-point shooting team.
Georgetown's scoring comes from two point-producing guards with minimal help elsewhere. This is not a revelation, but a reality for coach John Thompson III.
Seconds away from a much-needed victory, Georgetown let a late slip away in regulation. Marquette then opened overtime with a 7-0 en route to an 80-72 win over the Hoyas.
Being down two starters has hurt Georgetown's offense, but senior swingman Aaron Bowen has stepped up with the hustle plays on both ends of the court. Hoyas host Marquette at 9 p.m. on Monday.
"He's a coach's son. He has a scorer's mentality," Hopkins said.
"With the way teams play us defensively, laying off me and Nate [Lubick], it makes the offense not run as smoothly as possible," Hopkins said.