World-Herald staff writer Steven Pivovar breaks down the lineups in Creighton's big game with Georgetown.
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Reggie Cameron, F • 6-7 • Fr. • 3.9 • 1.4
Prolific prep scorer (1,700 career points) can be a perimeter threat, with 15 of his 23 baskets coming from beyond the arc. Replaced injured Jabril Trawick in starting lineup.
Nate Lubick, F • 6-8 • Sr. • 5.3 • 5.5
Solid distributor for a big man, ranked second on team in assists last season and third this season. Hoyas most experienced player, having started 96 games in his career.
Mikael Hopkins, C • 6-9 • Jr. • 6.4 • 5.9
Full-time starter as sophomore has moved back into lineup with Joshua Smith sidelined by academic issue. Recorded first career double-double in recent loss to Seton Hall.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, G • 6-3 • So. • 17.5 • 4.8
Ranks among league leaders in nine statistical categories. Has almost doubled last season's scoring average (8.9) that helped earn him a spot on Big East all-rookie team.
Markel Starks, G • 6-2 • Sr. • 15.9 • 2.3
Third-team All-Big East pick last season has scored in double figures in 14 of 18 games this season. His 139 career 3-point baskets are the most by an active Hoya player.
Bench: Of the players Georgetown has available for backup help, seniors Aaron Bowen and Moses Ayegba have combined to score 136 of 168 bench points and grab 88 of 119 defensive rebounds. Bowen is team's third-leading scorer in league play with 6.9 average.
Hoyas will win if ...: They can figure out how to hold a lead. The Hoyas have paid dearly by not being able to finish games. This is a team that desperately needs to find a way to seal the deal.
Doug McDermott, F • 6-8 • Sr. • 24.8 • 7.1
Will soon become just the 20th player in NCAA history to score 2,500 points and grab 1,000 rebounds. Has scored 19 points or more in 18 of Bluejays' 19 games this season.
Ethan Wragge, F • 6-7 • Sr. • 12.5 • 4.3
Leads Big East in 3-point field goals made and 3-point field-goal percentage this season. Needs two 3-point baskets to reach 300 for his career and 74 to break Kyle Korver's career school record.
Austin Chatman, G • 6-0 • Jr. • 7.1 • 3.9
Shortest player on the roster ranks fourth on the team in rebounding. Underrated shooter ranks fourth in Big East in 3-point field-goal percentage (.452).
Avery Dingman, G • 6-6 • Jr. • 3.0 • 2.3
Has started last four games after Grant Gibbs sustained knee injury against DePaul. The career 38.5-percent shooter from 3-point range is 0 for 4 from beyond the arc as a starter.
Jahenns Manigat, G • 6-1 • Sr. • 8.6 • 3.0
Playing his best basketball as career heads into its stretch run. Has compiled jaw-dropping 8.3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in seven league games while averaging 11.1 points.
Bench: Slick guard Devin Brooks provides Bluejays with dramatic change of pace with his ability to get to the basket. Center Will Artino shooting 65 percent from field, while center Zach Hanson and guard Isaiah Zierden capable of giving Bluejays stretches of dependable play.
Bluejays will win if ...: They continue to perform at lethal level of efficiency on offense and take full advantage of what is the best home-court advantage in the league.