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Georgetown Wins BIG EAST Thriller over Creighton

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Georgetown Men’s Basketball team won a thrilling 60-55 decision over Creighton in the Quarterfinal Round of the BIG EAST Tournament on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Leading the way in the scoring was Junior Guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who finished the night in double-figure scoring with a game-high 25 points. Smith-Rivera cored 12 of the team’s final 15 points in the Hoyas comeback victory.

Senior Center Joshua Smith had a strong showing for Georgetown with his 10 points, while also grabbing five boards.

With the victory tonight Georgetown improves to a 21-9 record, while Creighton finishes the season with a 14-19 mark.

The Hoyas advance to the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals on Friday, March 13, where they will take on Xavier with tip-off between these two teams slated for 9:30 p.m. This will be the 21st appearance in the semifinals for the Hoyas.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Postgame Video:

Featuring Head Coach John Thompson III, D’Vanutes Smith-Rivera and Joshua Smith:

For more information on the Georgetown Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.guhoyas.com

For more information on the BIG EAST Conference fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.bigeast.com

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