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Peak Scores 20, Georgetown Tops No. 16/16 Creighton, 71-51

Jan. 25, 2017

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WASHINGTON - Georgetown junior guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) scored a game-high 20 points, including the 1,000th point of his career, and the Hoyas put three players in double figures en route to a 71-51 win over No. 16/16 Creighton at Verizon Center Wednesday night.

Georgetown improved to 11-10 overall and 2-6 in the BIG EAST Conference while Creighton fell to 18-3 overall and 5-3 in league play.

Peak hit 8-of-15 shots from the floor for 20 points, adding three rebounds and five assists as he became the 46th player in program history to join the 1,000-point club. He achieved the feat after knocking down a 3-pointer late in the second half to give the Hoyas a 69-48 lead with 3:35 remaining.

Graduate student guard Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out a career-high six assists, while sophomore center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) added 15 points and six rebounds.

Trading scoring possessions back-and-forth to open the second half, the Hoyas used a 14-4 run over a 6:12 span to take their first 20-point lead of the game, 57-36, with 12:37 to play. Creighton would answer with a 12-5 run over the next six minutes, pulling within 14, 62-48, at the 6:55 mark, but could not get any closer. Georgetown shut the door on any threat of a Bluejay comeback by scoring seven-straight, capped by Peak's milestone 3-pointer, to seal the Blue & Gray's victory.

The Hoyas took a 39-27 lead into the half, with Pryor scoring 15 points and Peak adding 11 points.

GU took a 13-8 lead after a basket from Govan, but had it trimmed to 13-10 on a layup from Justin Patton. The Blue & Gray struggled from the field in the opening 12 minutes, connecting on just 27.3 percent (6-of-22) of its shots, but caught fire in the latter stages.

After Creighton took a 15-13 lead on a 3-pointer from Cole Huff, the Hoyas outscored the Bluejays, 26-12, over the final 6:42, taking a 39-27 lead at the break on a tip-in from junior forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central/Louisville) at the buzzer.

The Hoyas hit the road for the next two games, first traveling to famed Hinkle Fieldhouse for a matchup at No. 11/11 Butler on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. The game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network and can be heard locally on 106.7 FM The Fan.

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