Published May 02, 2016
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Joshua Smith scored 16 points to lead five Georgetown players in double figures as the 25th-ranked Hoyas posted a 76-61 victory over the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday.
L.J. Peak had 14 points and Tre Campbell added 13 for Georgetown (9-4, 1-1 Big East), which shot 58.7 percent in rebounding from a loss to Xavier in Wednesday's conference opener.
"Today, coach called on my number and I was ready to go out there and perform," said Campbell, who had played sparingly this season. "He had confidence in me and I always have confidence in myself."
Devin Brooks and Zach Hanson scored 11 points apiece for the Bluejays (9-6, 0-2), who have lost three straight games.
"They are an unselfish team," said Creighton coach Greg McDermott. "I think (Devauntes) Smith-Rivera is their best player and he is unselfish. Any time you have that, your team feeds off of that."
Georgetown led 33-31 at halftime and opened the second half with 3-pointers by Peak and Campbell to create a little separation.
Campbell buried another trey to put the Hoyas up 54-44, then Paul White hit from long distance to make it 61-46 with 7:53 remaining.
Georgetown, which shot 75 percent (15-of-20) in the second half, led by as many as 18 down the stretch.
Jabril Trawick had 12 points for the Hoyas, who got 10 points from White ... The Bluejays were held to 30.8 percent shooting.