Georgetown provided an answer in Saturday's 76-63 loss to Creighton to anyone still uncertain as to what exactly is a Hoya.

It's Greek, or maybe Latin, for “can't shoot the basketball.”

Creighton's defense obviously deserves some credit, but the Big East's most offensively challenged team shot itself out of contention when the game was still in doubt. That allowed the Bluejays, playing in front of a record crowd of 18,859 at their Pink-Out game, to overcome a slow start to get the win that maintained their hold on first place with the conference race nearing its midpoint.

“This was a good win for our program,” said Creighton coach Greg McDermott of the victory over the high-profile Hoyas.

The victory improved Creighton, ranked 24th in the coaches' poll, to 17-3 and 7-1 in the conference. The Hoyas lost their fourth straight game to drop to 11-8 and 3-5.