Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
After the Hoyas got their very first Big East win against DePaul, they once again found themselves in the middle of a scoring problem tonight against Creigton.
As they have done in quite a few games this season, they have hung tight in the first half, only to come back after the break and have little success scoring. This was the problem late in the game tonight where Hoyas had a chance to keep the game within striking distance at six, but the Blue Jays were able to open a double-digit lead and cruise to a 63-53 victory.
Qudus Wahab led the way for the Hoyas (6-17, 1-11) with 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Brandon Murray added 11 points and eight rebounds for Georgetown. Primo Spears also had 10 points and four assists.
“You know when we have [Brandon Murray and Primo Spears] not scoring the way that they have been scoring for us, it’s hard for us to win. But I thought we locked in defensively. We held them to 63 points, they are a team that scores 70 something points. So we did a good job defensively, but like I said, offensively we took a step back,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing.
Creigton was carried by Ryan Kalkbrenner who scored 16 points added eight rebounds for the Bluejays (14-8, 8-3 Big East Conference). Ryan Nembhard added 14 points while going 4 of 9 from the floor, including 3 for 6 from distance, and 3 for 4 from the line, and he also had five rebounds. Arthur Kaluma shot 4 for 12 (1 for 5 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line to finish with 12 points.
Tonight’s victory by the Blue Jays was their league-leading seventh double-digit Big East win of the season.
They Hoyas and Patrick Ewing won’t have much time to figure things out as they host 24th ranked UCONN on Saturday at Captial One Arena.