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#8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri, 5:50

Postby purplepain » March 11th, 2018, 8:22 pm

Creighton University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1878, the school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Sitting on a 140-acre (57 ha)[6] campus just outside Omaha's downtown business district, the university enrolls 8,435 graduate and undergraduate students.

Creighton competes in NCAA Division I athletics, within the Big East. Nicknamed the Bluejays, Creighton fields 14 teams in eight sports. Bruce Rasmussen is the Director of Athletics.[13]

Greg McDermott is the men's basketball program's head coach. Famous basketball alums include Paul Silas, Benoit Benjamin, Kyle Korver, and Greg's son Doug McDermott, while famous former Bluejay coaches include Eddie Sutton and Willis Reed.


NCAA Seeding
Creighton 30
K-State 34

RPI
Creighton 43
K-State 53

Pomeroy
Creighton 27
K-State 44

Sagarin
Creighton 21
K-State 41

#0 Marcus Foster, 20.3
#2 Khyri Thomas, 15.3
#32 Toby Hegner, 8.3

Creighton has lost six of their last ten, and four of their last six.
Creighton did beat Villanova 2-24-18, 89-83, (Foster 28).

Pts per Game
Creighton 83rd
K-State 216th

Opps Pts per Game

K-State 56th
Creighton 225th

(22-11, 10-8)
Wade 16.5
Brown 16.0
Sneed 10.3
Stokes 9.1
Diarra 7.2
Mawien 7.1

Winner advances to play the winner of #1 Virginia (31-2) vs #16 Maryland-Baltimore County (24-10)

Head Coach Greg McDermott, graduated Northern Iowa, 1988
Career Record 454-284, at Creighton 187-92
McDermott has been to seven NCAA tournaments, getting first round wins in three of the tournaments
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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd Big East), #9 K-State, Fr

Postby purpledolphincat » March 11th, 2018, 8:23 pm

6:50 p.m. TNT Charlotte III (9) Kansas St. vs. (8) Creighton Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson


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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri 5:50

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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri 5:50

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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri 5:50

Postby purplepain » March 11th, 2018, 8:37 pm

"We are all excited," junior K-State forward Dean Wade said. "It is kind of a relief to know where we are at and who we are playing. We don’t have to worry about being in any more. We are in, finally. We can just focus on Creighton and see what we can do there."

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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri 5:50

Postby purplepain » March 11th, 2018, 8:40 pm

It's CU's second straight NCAA tournament berth. The Jays were a No. 6 seed last season, but lost in the first round to Rhode Island.
They hope to hang around a little longer this time.

To do that, they'll have to beat an opponent Friday that has special significance to CU senior Marcus Foster, who played two seasons at Kansas State before transferring. K-State coach Bruce Weber also coached against Creighton for five years as Southern Illinois' coach about a decade ago.
The Wildcats (22-11) finished fourth in the Big 12 this season.


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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri 5:50

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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri, 5:5

Postby stlcatfan » March 11th, 2018, 8:47 pm

Thanks for the information!
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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri 5:50

Postby purpledolphincat » March 11th, 2018, 8:53 pm

purplepain wrote:"We are all excited," junior K-State forward Dean Wade said. "It is kind of a relief to know where we are at and who we are playing. We don’t have to worry about being in any more. We are in, finally. We can just focus on Creighton and see what we can do there."

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/sports/college/bi ... rylink=cpy




Sounds like Man that's playing! :thumbsup:
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Re: #8 Creighton (21-11, 10-8, 3rd BE), #9 K-State, Fri 5:50

Postby IStillLikeHarv » March 11th, 2018, 8:57 pm

purpledolphincat wrote:
purplepain wrote:"We are all excited," junior K-State forward Dean Wade said. "It is kind of a relief to know where we are at and who we are playing. We don’t have to worry about being in any more. We are in, finally. We can just focus on Creighton and see what we can do there."

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/sports/college/bi ... rylink=cpy




Sounds like Man that's playing! :thumbsup:


They have both said they are playing.
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