Feb. 18, 2017
WASHINGTON - After a week break in the schedule, the Georgetown University men's basketball team returns to play on Sunday, Feb. 19, visiting BIG EAST Conference foe Creighton. Tipoff at Century Link Center in Omaha, Neb. is slated for 3:30 p.m. (ET).
The game will be shown live on FS1, with Joe Davis calling the play-by-play and Nick Bahe serving as the color analyst. The radio call of Rich Chvotkin can be heard locally on 106.7 FM The Fan.
The Hoyas, winners of four of the last six games and six of the last 10 overall, improved to 14-12 overall and 5-8 in the BIG EAST Conference with an 80-62 win over Marquette last Saturday.
In the win over Marquette, sophomore center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy) scored a season-high 23 points and had eight rebounds to lead three players in double figures. Junior guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) scored 20 points, had five rebounds, four assists and no turnovers, while graduate student guard Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) registered his second double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds and junior forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central/Louisville) added six points and 11 rebounds.
Peak was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after his performance last week, averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds in games against Villanova and Marquette.
Overall this season, Peak is second on the team in scoring with 16.6 points per game, leads the team with 3.6 assists and is fourth with 4.2 rebounds. Peak ranks among the BIG EAST leaders in scoring (9th, 16.6), assists (6th, 3.6), free throw percentage (9th, 79.9%), assist/turnover ratio (10th, 1.4), and minutes played (3rd, 33.7 mpg). He has scored in double figures in 11-straight games, averaging 17.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in that span.
Pryor, who has scored in double figures 24 times this season, including 13 games with at least 20 points, leads Georgetown in scoring, and ranks second in the BIG EAST, with 18.3 points per game. He leads the team with 5.2 rebounds and ranks 18th in the conference in that category. Pryor has hit a team-high 66 3-point field goals, which ranks second in the BIG EAST. He has scored in double figures in 10-straight games, averaging 17.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in that span.
Govan, who has scored in double figures 13 times this season, is fourth on the team in scoring with 10.1 points and is second on the team with 5.0 rebounds, which ranks tied for 19th in the league. He has scored in double figures in four of the last six games, averaging 14.0 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 60.3 percent from the floor.
Sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]), who missed four games earlier in the season, is fourth on the team in scoring with 8.5 points and fifth with 4.2 rebounds per game. Agau, who has three games with double figure rebounds this season, is averaging 4.5 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Junior guard Jonathan Mulmore (New Orleans, La./Redemption Christian/Allegany CC [Md.]), who has started the last six games, is averaging 3.8 points and 1.8 assists, while freshman guard Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony), is averaging 4.6 points and 2.5 assists.
This will be the second meeting of the season between Georgetown and Creighton. The Hoyas won the first game, on Jan. 25 at Verizon Center, 71-51. Peak scored a game-high 20 points, including the 1,000th point of his career, while Pryor added 18 points and a career-high six assists and Govan added 15 points and six rebounds. The game on Sunday will be the 10th meeting all-time between the teams, with GU leading the head-to-head series, 6-3. The Hoyas have won six of the eight meetings between the teams since Creighton joined the BIG EAST in 2013-14. Georgetown has a 1-2 record at Creighton.
Creighton enters Sunday's game with a 21-5 overall record and an 8-5 mark in the BIG EAST. They are coming off a 67-61 loss at Seton Hall earlier in the week and have lost four of the last seven games. The Bluejays are 3-3 at home in conference play. Junior guard Marcus Foster leads the team in scoring with 18.0 points per game and has hit a team-best 52 3-point field goals. Freshman center Justin Patton is second on the team with 13.7 points per game and leads the team with 6.3 rebounds, while sophomore guard Khyri Thomas is third on the team with 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. The Bluejays lead the BIG EAST in scoring offense with 84.8 points per game and rank seventh in the league in scoring defense, allowing 72.5 points per game.