Creighton's two-year hike back into the national rankings was greeted with a thud, and now the Bluejays will try to rebound Saturday at home against Providence.
Creighton (13-5, 2-3) took its No. 25 ranking into Washingto, D.C., on Wednesday night and left with an 83-80 defeat to Georgetown. It was the Bluejays' third defeat in Big East Conference play but the first against an unranked team.
Lack of interior size proved costly as Georgetown big man Omer Yurtseven scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Providence is not as imposing inside, though 6-foot-10 center Nate Watson does average 9.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.