Creighton Falls in Big East Quarterfinals

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Story Courtesy: Associated Press

D’Vauntes Smith Rivera scored 25 points, including 12 of Georgetown’s final 14 of the game, and the 23rd-ranked Hoyas beat Creighton 60-55 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

The junior guard and first-team all-conference selection took over in the last 5 minutes when the second-seeded Hoyas finally took the lead for good over the upset-minded Bluejays, who finished last in the conference. His final points were two free throws with 3.2 seconds left.

The Hoyas (21-9) will face the winner of the Xavier-Butler game in Friday night’s semifinals. It is their first semifinal appearance since 2010. Georgetown has won the tournament seven times, tying former member Connecticut for the most titles. James Milliken led 10th-seeded Creighton (14-19) with 17 points.