OMAHA, Neb. — Kaleb Joseph had a career-high 16 points and Martin Krampelj delivered his fifth double-double as Creighton completed a second straight regular-season sweep of Georgetown with an 82-69 win on Saturday afternoon. The Bluejays trailed for just 23 seconds on the afternoon.
Creighton improved to 15-13 overall and 6-9 with its second consecutive win. Georgetown, which topped No. 17 Villanova on Wednesday, dropped to 16-11 (6-8 BIG EAST).
Creighton scored the game’s first eight points thanks to three-pointers by Davion Mintz and Mitch Ballock as well as a rare dunk from Mintz. Georgetown used an 8-2 run to take its lone lead of the day at 22-21 with 7:36 left in the first half before Creighton called timeout and answered with a 10-0 flurry that featured five points from Joseph.
CU’s first half lead grew as large as 12 at 40-28 with 1:43 left before Georgetown scored the final six points to draw within 40-34 at the break.
The host Bluejays widened their lead thanks to a 13-1 run to open the second half, which included three-pointers by Mitch Ballock, Krampelj and Marcus Zegarowski. The lead remained nine or greater the rest of the way as Krampelj had 16 points and seven rebounds after halftime.
Krampelj had his fifth double-double of the winter, finishing with game-highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Joseph’s 16 points came in just 18 minutes and were two more than his career-high done twice at Syracuse. Also in double-figures were Ty-Shon Alexander (14) and Mintz (11). The Bluejays shot 51.8 percent for the game (29-56) and drained 14-of-34 three-point shots. Creighton won the rebound battle 33-31 and dished 20 assists.
Georgetown was led by 16 points from Jahvon Blair and 12 by Greg Malinowski, as the Hoyas bench provided 40 of the team’s 69 points. Jessie Govan was limited to nine points and three rebounds, while Mac McClung added six points on 2-of-8 shooting. The Hoyas shot 43.3 percent overall and sank 9-of-28 three-point shots.
Creighton is off until next Sunday, when it will visit No. 11 Marquette at 2 p.m. The Golden Eagles own a 106-104 overtime game in Omaha on January 9.