Ewing, Georgetown take Big East, NCAA bid with stunning rout

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing is taking Georgetown back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015 after the eighth-seeded Hoyas completed a surprising run to a Big East championship with a stunning 73-48 rout of No. 17 Creighton. On the 49th anniversary of the day Georgetown hired John Thompson, the late Hall of Fame coach who transformed the program into a national power and one of the most iconic brands in college basketball history, the Hoyas won their record eighth Big East Tournament title. And they did it with a dominant performance at Madison Square Garden reminiscent of Ewing’s playing days with Georgetown. The Hoyas closed the first half on a 23-2 run that put them up 18 at the break against the second-seeded Bluejays.