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Sport #5:  #23 Texas Tech (3-0) vs. #10 Creighton Bluejays (4-0)

Monday, Nov. 21 • 1:30 p.m. CT • Maui, Hawaii • Lahaina Civic Middle


Subsequent Sport

No. 10 Creighton (4-0) visits to Hawaii for the primary time since 2006 when it heads to the islands for 3 video games in three days in its debut on the prestigious Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

    The motion begins when the Bluejays sq. off in opposition to No. 23 Texas Tech (3-0) within the first recreation of the match.

    Tip-off on on the Lahaina Civic Middle (2,400) in Maui, Hawaii, is ready for 1:30 p.m. Central.

    With a win, Creighton would play on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central on ESPN in opposition to the winner of Monday’s Louisville/Arkansas contest. With a loss, Creighton would play on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.  Central on ESPN2 in opposition to the Louisville/Arkansas loser.

Radio Broadcast Info

KOZN (1620 AM) and KOOO (101.9 FM) will carry all Creighton males’s basketball video games in the course of the 2022-23 season.  John Bishop will name the motion.  

    The audio can be webcast stay at and will be heard on SiriusXM channel 138 or 203 and on SXM app channel 966.

Telecast Info

Monday’s recreation might be known as by Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas and be televised on ESPN2. The sport can even be video webcast on the ESPN app or at Cable authorization could also be required.

Reside Stats Info

All of Creighton’s video games this season could have free stay stats. Go to and click on on the small bar graph icon on the scoreboard on the high of the web page for the occasion of your selecting.

    Dwelling video games can be adopted on cell gadgets at

Scouting #10 Creighton

Creighton owns 4 double-digit victories to start out the 12 months, topping St. Thomas (72-60), North Dakota (96-61), Holy Cross (94-65) and UC Riverside (Nov. 17).

    The Bluejays return 7-foot-1 heart Ryan Kalkbrenner (16.5 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 80.6 FG%), who was named BIG EAST Defensive Participant of the Yr. He is made 24 of his final 25 subject objective makes an attempt and his final 22 two-point tries.

    CU had three males named to the BIG EAST’s All-Freshman Group final winter. That trio contains BIG EAST Freshman of the Yr Ryan Nembhard (7.0 ppg., 6.8 apg.) in addition to Arthur Kaluma (13.5 ppg., 5.8 rpg.) and Trey Alexander (11.3 ppg., 5.0 rpg.).

    Creighton’s highest-impact newcomer so far has been South Dakota State switch Baylor Scheierman (10.5 ppg., 8.8 rpg.), who additionally owns the crew lead with 10 three-pointers made.

    Preseason expectations are at an all-time excessive for a Creighton crew returns 10 lettermen and three starters from final 12 months’s squad that completed 23-12 and reached BIG EAST Event ultimate in addition to the Second Spherical of the NCAA Event.

    Creighton was picked to win the BIG EAST Convention in a preseason ballot of league coaches and earned its finest preseason ballot rating ever (No. 9).


Scouting #23 Texas Tech

Texas Tech is 3-0 after house victories over Northwestern State (73-49), Texas Southern (78-54) and Louisiana Tech (64-55).

    Kevin Obanor (12.3 ppg., 6.3 rpg.) and De’Vion Harmon (11.3 ppg., 4.3 apg.) lead the Purple Raiders in scoring. Texas Tech shoots 49.0 % from the sphere and has taken 35 extra free throw makes an attempt (62/27) than the opposition.

    The Purple Raiders, who ranked because the No. 1 protection within the nation in 2019 and 2022, are permitting simply 52.7 factors per recreation as groups are taking pictures simply 33.3 % in opposition to them, and 25.6 % from downtown.

The Collection With Texas Tech

Creighton is 3-1 all-time in opposition to Texas Tech, together with a 2-0 document on impartial flooring. The 4 conferences have been determined by a complete of 17 factors, and certainly one of them went to additional time.

    Creighton beat Texas Tech 63-61 within the 1962 NCAA Event in Manhattan, Kan., break up a home-and-home collection in 1973 and 1975, and most not too long ago defeated the Purple Raiders 83-76 in additional time on Nov. 29, 2019 on the nineteenth Annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invite.

    Greg McDermott is 2-3 all-time in opposition to Texas Tech, together with a 1-0 mark as Creighton coach. He has by no means confronted Mark Adams.

The Creighton Coaches

Greg McDermott (Northern Iowa, 1988) owns a 280-137 document in his Thirteenth season with the Bluejays. He owns a profession mark of 560-332 in his twenty ninth season, and is 429-268 in his twenty second Division I marketing campaign.

    McDermott led Creighton to its first BIG EAST regular-season title in 2019-20, taking a Bluejay crew that was picked seventh within the league’s preseason ballot and ending the 12 months ranked seventh nationally. The Cascade, Iowa native then coached Creighton to its first Candy 16 since 1974 in 2020-21 and to a share of its first regular-season BIG EAST title in 2019-20.

    McDermott has beforehand been a head coach at Iowa State (2006-10), Northern Iowa (2001-06), North Dakota State (2000-01) and Wayne State (1994-2000).

    He’s assisted by Alan Huss, Ryan Miller and Jalen Courtney-Williams.

With A Win…

– Creighton would enhance to 5-0 this season, and for the sixth time in 13 years underneath Greg McDermott.

– Greg McDermott would enhance to 3-3 all-time in opposition to Texas Tech.

– Creighton would defeat a ranked crew for the ninth straight season.

– Creighton would enhance to 4-1 all-time in opposition to the Purple Raiders, and 3-0 on impartial flooring.

– Assuming it stays ranked in Monday’s new ballot, Creighton would enhance to 147-55 all-time when taking part in as a crew ranked within the Related Press ballot.

– Assuming Texas Tech stays ranked in Monday’s new AP ballot, Creighton would enhance to 48-157 all-time in opposition to top-25 golf equipment, and 11-31 on impartial flooring.

– Creighton would enhance to 14-15 all-time in video games when each groups are ranked within the top-25.

– Creighton would play on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central on ESPN in opposition to the winner of Monday’s Louisville/Arkansas contest.

Island Historical past

Creighton is making its first journey to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, however has been to Hawaii eight occasions earlier than.

    The Bluejays are 13-10 all-time in video games performed in Hawaii. Creighton went 1-1 in two street video games at Hawaii in 1974, 4-0 in a 1984 street journey that noticed them beat Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii, Chaminade and BYU-Hawaii in five-day span, 1-2 within the 1987 Rainbow Basic, 2-1 within the 1989 Rainbow Basic, 1-2 within the 1993 Huge Island Invitational in Hilo, 0-2 in 1995’s Hawaii-Nike Pageant, 2-1 within the 1999 Nike Basic in Honolulu and 2-1 within the 2006 Rainbow Basic.

Creighton/Hawaii Information

•    Round 300 college students from Hawaii are presently enrolled at Creighton.

• The primary Hawaiian scholar enrolled at Creighton in 1924 – the connection between Creighton and Hawaii has withstood the check of time and distance.

•    Creighton began seeing elevated Hawaiian enrollment after WWII within the 1940’s. Amid heightening racism towards individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent – Creighton, following their Jesuit values of being accepting and treating everybody with dignity and respect, deliberately rejected using the wave of then-popular discrimination. Thus, Creighton emerged within the 1940’s and 1950’s as a fascinating location for Hawaiians pursuing greater training.

•    Hawaiian college students collaborate to have fun their tradition and heritage 3,700 miles from house. The Hui ‘O Hawai’I Membership has been energetic on Creighton’s campus since 1948. The annual Lu’au is a much-anticipated occasion on the campus’ spring calendar.

•    Phrase of mouth, household ties and success tales proceed to reinforce Creighton’s status in Hawaii.

•    One of many high athletic moments in Creighton Athletics historical past got here in late Might of 1991 when the Bluejay Baseball crew defeated Hawaii 15-8 (in Los Angeles) to clinch this system’s first journey to the Males’s Faculty World Collection. Creighton serves because the annual host of the MCWS at Charles Schwab Subject Omaha, which might be broadcast on ESPN’s famiily of networks from June 16-26 in 2023.

Ranked vs. Ranked

Creighton is 13-15 all-time as a ranked crew when dealing with a ranked crew, together with a 12-11 total mark underneath Greg McDermott.

    A brand new ballot might be unveiled hours earlier than Creighton and Texas Tech meet up on Monday, however the No. 10 Bluejays and No. 23 Purple Raiders are each unbeaten and more likely to keep within the re-creation of the ballot.

Creighton’s Prime-25 vs. Prime-25 Video games

Date    CU Rank    Opponent Rank    End result

03/04/1974    #16    #14 South Carolina    L 69-78

03/14/1974    #19    vs. #14 Kansas    L 54-55

03/16/1974    #19    vs. #16 Louisville    W 80-71

03/08/1975    #13    #5 Marquette    L 60-64

12/31/2002    #15    at #19 Xavier    L 73-75

03/18/2012    #19    vs. #4 North Carolina    L 73-87

03/24/2013    #22    vs. #6 Duke    L 50-66

02/16/2014    #18    #6 Villanova    W 101-80

03/23/2014    #16    vs. #23 Baylor    L 55-85

11/15/2016    #22    #9 Wisconsin    W 77-69

12/31/2016    #10    #1 Villanova    L 70-80

01/11/2017    #8    #12 Butler    W 75-64

01/16/2017    #7    at #22 Xavier    W 72-67

01/31/2017    #22    at #16 Butler    W 76-67

02/25/2017    #23    at #2 Villanova    L 63-79

12/01/2017    #25    at #15 Gonzaga    L 74-91

12/28/2017    #25    at #23 Seton Corridor    L 84-90

01/13/2018    #25    at #10 Xavier    L 70-92

02/12/2020    #23    at #10 Seton Corridor    W 87-82

02/18/2020    #15    at #19 Marquette    W 73-65

02/23/2020    #15    #21 Butler    W 81-59

03/07/2020    #11    #8 Seton Corridor    W 77-60

12/08/2020    #8    at #5 Kansas    L 72-73

12/21/2020    #13    #22 Xavier    W 66-61

01/23/2021    #11    #23 Connecticut    W 74-66

02/13/2021    #19    #5 Villanova    W 86-70

03/03/2021    #14    at #10 Villanova    L 60-72

03/28/2021    #19    vs. #1 Gonzaga    L 65-83

11/21/2022    #10    vs. #23 Texas Tech    1:30 p.m.

Rating Information & Notes

– Creighton is 47-157 all-time in opposition to high 25 groups.

– Creighton is 29-42 underneath Greg McDermott in opposition to nationally-ranked groups, 22 extra high 25 wins than another coach in Creighton historical past. Previous to McDermott’s arrival, Creighton was 18-115 all-time in opposition to high 25 foes.

– Creighton’s 29 high 25 wins since McDermott took over in 2010 are Thirty fifth-most nationally and greater than faculties like Arizona (28), Maryland (23), LSU (17), Auburn (16), Houston (16), Wichita State (14), Memphis (12), USC  (11) and Saint Mary’s (7) in that point. In that very same window, Texas Tech is 35-78 in opposition to top- 5 groups.

– Creighton is 24-25 because the begin of the 2016-17 season in opposition to ranked groups. The 24 wins over ranked groups in that point are 14th-most nationally. CU’s 24 high 25 wins trails solely Villanova (33) amongst BIG EAST applications in that span. Texas Tech is 29-32 in opposition to the highest 25 since 2016-17.

– Creighton has overwhelmed not less than one ranked crew in every of the final eight seasons (getting into 2022-23), and a number of ranked foes in every of the earlier seven seasons (getting into 2022-23).

    On a nationwide foundation, the one 19 groups with a top-25 win every of the earlier eight seasons (getting into 2022-23) are Baylor,  Creighton, Duke, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Texas Tech, Villanova, Virginia, West Virginia,  Wisconsin and Xavier.

– Creighton is 5-9 in impartial website video games vs. the highest 25 underneath Greg McDermott, in comparison with a 5-22 mark earlier than his arrival.

Event Success

Creighton has had some nice success in match play in current seasons, particularly underneath Greg McDermott. In McDermott’s tenure, CU is 34-7 in regular-season match motion with 5 titles in 11 accomplished occasions.

    Since 2002-03, Creighton is 47-11 (23-0 at house) with eight titles in 16 preseason tournaments, as seen beneath. Creighton final misplaced at house in a regular-season match in 1975.

    Within the first recreation after profitable a match, Creighton is 7-1 in that very same time, with solely a 2012 loss to Boise State.

Preseason Event Performances, Since 2002-03

Yr    Tourney (Website)    W-L (Dwelling W-L)

2002-03    Guardians Basic (Omaha/KC)    4-0 (2-0)

2004-05    Guardians Basic (Omaha/KC)    4-0 (2-0)

2006-07    Rainbow Basic (Honolulu)    2-1

2008-09    Las Vegas Basic (Omaha/Las Vegas)    4-0 (2-0)

2009-10    Outdated Spice Basic (Orlando)    0-3

2010-11    Hy-Vee Problem (Omaha/Des Moines)    3-1 (3-0)

2011-12    Dale Howard Basic (Omaha/Des Moines)    4-0 (3-0)

2012-13    Las Vegas Invite (Omaha/Las Vegas)    4-0 (2-0)

2013-14    Wood Legacy (Fullerton/Anaheim)    1-2

2014-15    Emerald Coast Basic (Omaha/Niceville)    3-1 (2-0)

2015-16    MGM Grand Most important Occasion (Omaha/Las Vegas)    4-0 (2-0)

2016-17    Paradise Jam (U.S. Virgin Islands)    3-0

2017-18    Corridor of Fame Basic (Omaha/Kansas Metropolis)    3-1 (2-0)

2018-19    Cayman Islands Basic (Omaha/Cayman Islands)    4-0 (1-0)

2019-20    Las Vegas Invite (Omaha/Las Vegas)    3-1 (2-0)

2021-22    Paradise Jam (U.S. Virgin Islands)    2-1

Event Trifectas

One purpose for Creighton’s success in multi-team occasions through the years has been its proficiency with the three-ball.

    In 41 MTE video games underneath Greg McDermott, the Bluejays have made 408-of-990 three-point makes an attempt, connecting at a 41.2 % clip whereas making 9.95 treys per contest.

3FG Made In Preseason Tournaments Beneath Greg McDermott

Yr    Tourney (Website)    3FG-3FGA (Video games)

2010-11    Hy-Vee Problem (Omaha/Des Moines)    45-95 (4)

2011-12    Dale Howard Basic (Omaha/Des Moines)    40-117 (4)

2012-13    Las Vegas Invite (Omaha/Las Vegas)    44-81 (4)

2013-14    Wood Legacy (Fullerton/Anaheim)    45-112 (3)

2014-15    Emerald Coast Basic (Omaha/Niceville)    31-86 (4)

2015-16    MGM Grand Most important Occasion (Omaha/Las Vegas)    32-77 (4)

2016-17    Paradise Jam (U.S. Virgin Islands)    35-82 (3)

2017-18    Corridor of Fame Basic (Omaha/Kansas Metropolis)    50-105 (4)

2018-19    Cayman Islands Basic (Omaha/Cayman Islands)    35-89 (4)

2019-20    Las Vegas Invite (Omaha/Las Vegas)    33-96 (4)

2021-22    Paradise Jam (U.S. Virgin Islands)    18-50 (3)

The 8 & 8 Membership

The season is simply 4 video games outdated, however Creighton already has six completely different gamers who’ve had a recreation with not less than eight factors and eight rebounds.

    Baylor Scheierman did in every of the primary two video games, Ryan Kalkbrenner and Arthur Kaluma did it within the first recreation, Fredrick King did it within the second recreation, Mason Miller did it within the third contest and Trey Alexander did it within the fourth recreation.

    By comparability, in 35 video games final season Creighton solely had 5 gamers with eight factors and eight rebounds in the identical recreation (Kalkbrenner, Kaluma, Alexander, Ryan Hawkins and Alex O’Connell).

On The Double

Every of Creighton’s first 4 wins have been by double-figures, a superb signal if the Jays can do this once more on Monday.

    It will be the third time CU has began the season underneath Greg McDermott with back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back double-figure triumphs, becoming a member of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

    The 2011-12 crew tied the school-record with 29 victories, gained the MVC Event and defeated Alabama within the Second Spherical of the NCAA Event. That crew gained its first 5 video games by double-figures.

    The 2012-13 squad completed 28-8, gained each the MVC regular-season and match titles, and downed Cincinnati within the Second Spherical of the NCAA Event. That crew gained its first six video games by double-figures.

    Via video games of Nov. seventeenth, solely 37 groups nationally have gained each recreation by double-figures, a grouping that features Maui Jim Maui Invitational contributors Creighton, Arkansas, Ohio State and Arizona.

    Of these 37 groups, Creighton joined Houston, James Madison, Kent State, Mississippi State, Samford and St. John’s as the one squads to have performed 4 or extra video games.

Nationally Related

Via video games of Nov. seventeenth, Creighton ranked third within the nation in fewest fouls per recreation (10.50).

    The Jays are additionally sixth in fewest turnovers per recreation (8.0), sixth in help/turnover ratio (2.28) and twelfth in rebound margin per recreation (+14.8).

    Individually, Ryan Nembhard ranks third in help/turnover ratio (13.50) and eighth in complete assists (27).

    Teammate Ryan Kalkbrenner is ninth in subject objective share (80.6%) amongst gamers to make 5 subject objectives per recreation. Kalkbrenner is the one participant taking pictures 78 % or higher who has made a number of three-pointers.

Wood Award Watch Checklist

The Creighton duo of Baylor Scheierman and Ryan Kalkbrenner have been named to the Preseason Prime 50 Watch Checklist for the John R. Wood Award® offered by Wendy’s®.

    The gamers on the listing are thought-about robust candidates for the 2023 John R. Wood Award Males’s Participant of the Yr offered by Wendy’s. Gamers not chosen to the preseason listing are nonetheless eligible for the Wood Award™ midseason listing, late season listing, and the Nationwide Poll. The Nationwide Poll consists of 15 high gamers who’ve confirmed to their universities that they meet or exceed the {qualifications} of the Wood Award. Practically 1,000 voters will rank so as 10 of these 15 gamers when voting opens previous to the NCAA Event and can permit voters to consider efficiency throughout early spherical video games. The Wood Award All American Group™ might be introduced the week of the “Elite Eight” spherical of the NCAA Event. The winner of the 2023 John R. Wood Award might be offered in Los Angeles in April.

    Scheierman and Kalkbrenner give Creighton 9 Preseason John R. Wood Award Watch Checklist recognitions in 13 seasons underneath Greg McDermott. Marcus Zegarowski made the listing in 2020-21, one 12 months after Ty-Shon Alexander was listed previous to the 2019-20 marketing campaign. Others to make the listing embrace Marcus Foster (2017-18), Maurice Watson Jr. (2016-17), Doug McDermott (2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12). Creighton’s lone recipient of the John R. Wood Award®  is Doug McDermott, who was acknowledged following the completion of the 2013-14 marketing campaign.

Sir MakesALot

Ryan Kalkbrenner shot 10-for-10 from the sphere in final Monday’s victory vs. Holy Cross, together with 5 dunks and two different alley-oops he dropped in.

    He’s the third Bluejay ever to shoot one hundred pc from the sphere with a minimal of 10 makes an attempt, becoming a member of Bob Harstad (13-13 vs. UTSA on Nov. 30, 1990) and Anthony Tolliver (11-11 vs. Illinois State on Jan. 1, 2007).

    Per, Kalkbrenner is the one participant within the nation within the final 13 seasons to have a recreation with one hundred pc taking pictures (min. 10 makes an attempt), three blocked photographs and not less than one three-pointer.

    Kalkbrenner additionally made his final 9 subject objective makes an attempt within the Nov. 14 10-for-11 efficiency vs. North Dakota, and his streak reached 22 straight subject objectives made earlier than he missed a three-pointer in opposition to UC Riverside. Nonetheless, he is nonetheless made 24 of his final 25 shot makes an attempt and enters Monday having made his previous 22 two-point tries.

    In case you are curious, the NCAA document for consecutive subject objectives made stays 30 by Yale’s Brandon Sherrod in 2016.

Ruthless Effectivity

Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 22 factors in 20 minutes of motion in final Monday’s victory vs. Holy Cross.

    It was simply the eleventh time in 13 seasons underneath Greg McDermott that CU has had a participant rating 20+ factors in 20 minutes or much less.

    Devin Brooks, Gregory Echenique, Marcus Foster (2x), Martin Krampelj, Doug McDermott (3x) and Ethan Wragge (2x) have additionally achieved it.

Turnover Free At The Level

Ryan Nembhard’s 12 assists with out a turnover vs. Holy Cross on Nov. 14 made him simply the fourth participant in Bluejay historical past to perform that feat. He is the primary to do it inside CHI Well being Middle Omaha and the primary Bluejay to do it at any website since 2002.

    This is the single-game help leaders at Creighton, together with their turnover statistics on that evening:

 Ast.    Identify, Opponent    Date    TO

 17    Ralph Bobik vs. Bradley    01/22/74    0

    Ralph Bobik at St. Francis (Pa.)    02/23/73    ??

 16    Ralph Bobik vs. BYU    12/17/73    4

 14    Maurice Watson Jr. at Windfall    01/07/17    2

    Maurice Watson Jr. at Seton Corridor    01/09/16    4

 13    Maurice Watson Jr. vs. Washington St.    11/18/16    4

    Maurice Watson Jr. vs. Akron    12/03/16    5

    Jason Bey vs. Southern Illinois    02/27/95    1

    Latrell Wrightsell vs. Nebraska    12/07/91    1

12    Ryan Nembhard vs. Holy Cross    11/14/22    0

    Grant Gibbs vs. Northwestern    12/22/11    4

    Tyler McKinney at Nebraska    12/21/02    0

     Ed St. Fleur at CS-Sacramento    01/13/96    0

     Latrell Wrightsell vs. N. Iowa    02/01/92    4

     Duan Cole at Iowa State    01/16/90    5

     Vernon Moore at Southern Illinois    01/17/85    2

     Randy Eckker at Gonzaga    01/14/77    2

    Randy Eckker at Bradley    01/12/77    4

Talking Of Assists

Ryan Nembhard’s 12 assists vs. Holy Cross have been the second double-figure help recreation of his Bluejay profession, becoming a member of the ten helpers he dished in his collegiate debut final November vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

    Nembhard is the seventh completely different Bluejay with 10 or extra assists in a recreation underneath Greg McDermott, becoming a member of Maurice Watson Jr. (12 occasions), Grant Gibbs (4), Marcus Zegarowski (4), Austin Chatman (3), Antoine Younger (2) and Malik Albert (1).

    Additionally price noting concerning Nembhard’s large evening? He performed simply 19 minutes within the win, making him the nation’s solely participant with 12 assists in opposition to a Division I opponent this 12 months whereas taking part in lower than half-hour.

McDermott Amongst The Finest

A Nov. tenth article on ranked the nation’s finest Prime 25 And 1 coaches, with Creighton’s Greg McDermott making that listing.

    McDermott and Windfall’s Ed Cooley have been the lone BIG EAST coaches named to the listing.

Kalkbrenner Up For Naismith Award

Ryan Kalkbrenner has been named certainly one of 50 males’s gamers to look at in the course of the season-long competitors for the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Males’s Participant of the Yr honor, as introduced by The Atlanta Tipoff Membership.

    A junior from Florissant, Mo., Kalkbrenner averaged 13.1 factors, 7.7 rebounds and a pair of.6 blocked photographs per recreation whereas beginning CU’s first 34 contests final season. He was an Honorable Point out All-BIG EAST alternative, BIG EAST Defensive Participant of the Yr and named to the All-BIG EAST Event Group whereas rating fourth nationally in each subject objective share (.646) and offensive rebounds per recreation (3.9). He was the lone Bluejay named Preseason First Group All-BIG EAST final month for ninth-ranked crew within the nation, who’re predicted to win the BIG EAST.

    Kalkbrenner’s recognition makes him the fourth completely different Bluejay in 13-year head coach Greg McDermott’s tenure to be on a Naismith Award watch listing. Doug McDermott was on the Preseason watch listing in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 and was a finalist in 2012-13 earlier than profitable the award in 2013-14. Marcus Foster was named to the Midseason watch listing in 2016-17, then made the Preseason and Midseason watch listing in 2017-18. Extra not too long ago, Marcus Zegarowski was on the Preseason and Midseason watch listing in 2020-21.

    The midseason 30 crew might be introduced in February, after which the competitors might be narrowed right down to 10 nationwide semifinalists in early March. Following these outcomes, 4 finalists might be named on March 21, 2023, and the winner of the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy for Males’s Participant of the Yr might be introduced on April 2, 2023.

Deep Dive Into The Rankings

The Creighton males’s basketball crew was ranked ninth within the Related Press Preseason Prime 25 ballot, its highest preseason AP rating ever.

    The Oct. seventeenth announcement marked simply the fifth time in program historical past the writers have voted CU to the top-25 within the preseason, becoming a member of 2006-07 (No. 19), 2012-13 (No. 16) and 2016-17 (No. 22) and 2020-21 (No. 11). All 4 of these Bluejay groups would find yourself within the NCAA Event.

    Creighton was tenth within the AP ballot launched on Nov. 14th.

    It’s the twentieth time in program historical past that Creighton has been within the top-10 at any level, with all however a kind of weeks taking place underneath head coach Greg McDermott. Creighton’s finest rating in program historical past is seventh, achieved 4 occasions (Jan. 16, 2017, March 10, 2020, March 18, 2020 and Jan. 7, 2021).

    Creighton has now been ranked 115 occasions in program historical past, with 87 of these underneath the course of McDermott. Creighton is 146-55 all-time as a ranked crew, together with a 112-43 mark underneath McDermott. Creighton has been ranked not less than one week in 9 of McDermott’s 13 seasons on The Hilltop after doing it simply 5 completely different seasons in program historical past earlier than his 2010 arrival.

    Creighton was additionally ninth within the preseason USA At present Coaches ballot, its finest preseason mark ever within the Coaches ballot. The Jays remained ninth within the Nov. 14 Coaches ballot.

Prime 10 Beneath McDermott

Previous to Greg McDermott’s 2010 arrival, Creighton had spent one week ranked within the high 10 of the Related Press ballot in program historical past (tenth on Jan. 20, 2003, when Dana Altman’s crew led by Kyle Korver misplaced at Steve Merfeld’s Evansville crew).

    Beneath McDermott, Creighton has spent 19 weeks within the high 10, together with not less than one week in 5 completely different seasons (1 week in 2012-13; 8 weeks in 2016-17, 3 weeks in 2019-20, 5 weeks in 2020-21 and a pair of weeks to date this 12 months).

    Creighton’s finest AP rating ever is seventh, achieved 3 times (March 9, 2020; March 16, 2020; Jan. 4, 2021).

An Space for Enchancment

One space that Creighton will look to enhance in 2022-23 is its marksmanship from behind the arc, as final 12 months’s 30.8 % taking pictures from deep was its worst as a crew since 1993-94.

    The Creighton workers is assured these numbers can enhance as its gifted freshman class is now sophomores. To this point, Creighton leads the BIG EAST with 10.0 three-pointers made per recreation.

    Final 12 months’s freshmen mixed to shoot 27.2 % from deep (85-313), however they don’t seem to be the primary Bluejay freshmen to wrestle early on from downtown, as seen within the chart beneath of another distinguished marksmen.

    Even that chart is somewhat deceptive, as Doug McDermott shot 15-of-53 (.283) from deep in his first 20 video games of his freshman 12 months earlier than ending 32-of-63 (.508) in his final 19 video games. Likewise, Kyle Korver was taking pictures 11-for-41 (.268) from downtown after his first 14 contests earlier than blistering the nets to the tune of 52-of-104 (.500).

    As a Freshman    Different Faculty Years

Identify    3FG-3FGA    3FG%    3FG-3FGA    3FG%

Ky. Korver    63-145    .434    308-674    .457

McDermott    47-116    .405    237-482    .492

Ty. Alexander     32-96    .333    178-469    .380

Ballock    44-135    .326    264-638    .414

Nembhard Takes Care of the Ball

One level of emphasis for Creighton within the offseason was to restrict its turnovers. To this point, CU leads the BIG EAST in help/turnover ratio (73/32).

    Within the Nov. 7 win vs. St. Thomas, the Bluejays had simply 5 turnovers in 63 possessions. CU then had 11 turnovers in 69 possessions vs. North Dakota. CU had 9 turnovers in 70 possessions vs. Holy Cross and most not too long ago had seven turnovers in 62 possessions vs. UC Riverside.

    Ryan Nembhard, who had seven assists and no turnovers previous to struggling a wrist harm in his ultimate recreation final season at St. John’s, opened his sophomore marketing campaign with 5 assists and no turnovers final  Monday, then had six assists and two turnovers within the Nov.10 victory vs. North Dakota. He had 12 assists and no turnovers vs. Holy Cross and 4 assists with out a turnover vs. UC Riverside.

    The gifted sophomore leads the BIG EAST with a 27/2 help/turnover ratio, which ranks third-best nationally.

November Reign

Creighton is a 71-1 all-time in regular-season house video games that happen on or earlier than Nov. twenty sixth. The lone loss got here in 2018 when it misplaced to Ohio State.

    Creighton has gained 78 of its 80 regular-season November house video games since 1990, falling solely to Boise State in 2012 and Ohio State in 2018.

    Total, Creighton is 108-20 in regular-season November video games in any respect websites because the begin of the 1998-99 marketing campaign.

CHI Well being Middle Omaha Success

Creighton has performed 327 common and postseason contests at CHI Well being Middle Omaha all-time within the 20-year-old facility.

    The Bluejays personal a 269-58 (.823) document all-time on the facility, and have by no means misplaced there on a Friday (22-0).

    Creighton’s Nov. 25, 2017 win over SIU Edwardsville was this system’s 2 hundredth on the facility, coming in its 242nd house recreation. CU’s a centesimal win got here on Nov. 17, 2010, a 63-58 win over Louisiana.

    Creighton has outscored its opponents 25,571-21,426 in video games at CHI Well being Middle Omaha, a mean margin of 12.68 factors per recreation. Creighton has not trailed 87 completely different occasions, together with as soon as this 12 months (Holy Cross).

    Extremely, Creighton hasn’t trailed in its house opener in 10 of the previous 23 seasons (2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2019-20).

    Creighton can be 32-34 all-time within the 66 video games on the enviornment wherein it is fallen behind by double-figures at any level, 8-11 when down by 10+ factors at halftime within the facility, and 40-28 when trailing at halftime at CHI Well being Middle Omaha.

    Creighton is 172-40 (.810) at CHI Well being Middle Omaha underneath Greg McDermott and hasn’t trailed in 62 of these video games. In that very same span, CU owns an 95-8 house document vs. non-conference groups.

    Consider a 17-0 house mark on the Omaha Civic Auditorium in 2002-03 and two wins on the Civic within the 2010 CIT, and the Bluejays are 288-58 (.832) at house because the begin of the 2002-03 marketing campaign.


Who’s Again?

With Creighton returning eight of the 13 males who appeared in a recreation final season, it is no shock {that a} comparable ratio of the manufacturing from 2021-22 can be gone. Beneath is a breakdown of what’s again:

Stat    Returners    Departures

Blocks    118 (79.2%)    31 (20.8%)

Assists    284 (60.9%)    182 (39.1%)

Begins    104 (59.4%)    71 (40.6%)

Factors    1,360 (56.2%)    1,062 (43.8%)

Minutes    3,881 (54.9%)    3,194 (45.1%)

Costs Taken    7 (53.8%)    6 (46.2%)

Rebounds    663 (53.3%)    580 (46.7%)

Steals    98 (51.0%)    94 (49.0%)

3FG Made    83 (35.3%)    152 (64.7%)

Youth Is Served

In case you’ve got forgotten, Creighton had not less than one freshman on the ground for each second of each recreation final season, and truly had a late stretch of 1:28 vs. Colorado State when all 5 of its gamers on the ground have been freshmen.

    All advised, 3171:36 of Creighton’s 7,075 complete minutes (44.83 %) have been performed by freshmen final season.

    By comparability, in 2020-21 Creighton had a freshman on the ground simply 32.4 % of the time and had a number of freshmen on the ground simply 17 minutes (of 1,250) all season (1.4 %). Solely 7.5 % (465:52 of 6250) of CU’s total minutes have been performed by freshmen in 2020-21.

    Via 4 video games this season, Creighton’s freshmen have performed 159:45 of 800 attainable minutes (19.97 %).

2021-22 Minute Breakdown

Freshmen    Time    Rating    Margin

0 freshmen:    By no means    —    —

1 freshman:    34:23    59-49    +10

2 freshmen:    962:14    1,692-1,578    +114

3 freshmen:    347:15    611-407    +4

4 freshmen:    45:54    54-85    (-31)

5 freshmen:    1:28    5-2    +3

Watch This

Creighton has 4 males that made a preseason watch listing for his or her respective place.

    Ryan Nembhard is certainly one of 20 candidates on the watch listing for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s finest level guard. Nembhard is the fourth completely different Bluejay within the final 12 years named to the Bob Cousy Award watch listing, becoming a member of Antoine Younger (2011-12), Maurice Watson Jr. (2016-17) and Marcus Zegarowski (2020-21).

    Baylor Scheierman is certainly one of 20 candidates on the watch listing for the 2023 Julius Erving Award, given to the nation’s finest small ahead. Scheierman is Creighton’s first participant within the 9 seasons of the Julius Erving Award to be named to the watch listing at any level.

    Arthur Kaluma is certainly one of 20 candidates on the watch listing for the 2023 Karl Malone Award, given to the nation’s finest energy ahead. Kaluma is Creighton’s first participant within the 9 seasons of the Karl Malone Award to be named to the watch listing at any level.

    Ryan Kalkbrenner is certainly one of 20 candidates on the watch listing for the 2023 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, given to the nation’s finest heart. Kalkbrenner joins Justin Patton (2016-17) as Creighton’s second participant within the 9 seasons of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award to be named to the watch listing at any level.

    Creighton (4) is certainly one of six faculties with 4 or extra MBB gamers on a watch listing, becoming a member of Duke (5), Kentucky (5), Arizona (4), Gonzaga (4) and UCLA (4).

    CU’s 4 watch listing student-athletes match the totals of the remainder of the BIG EAST mixed (Xavier 2, Villanova 1, UConn 1).

Preseason BIG EAST Ballot

The Creighton males’s basketball crew was picked to win the BIG EAST Convention within the annual survey of league coaches, which was unveiled as a part of BIG EAST Media Day on Oct. 18th at Madison Sq. Backyard.

    It is the primary time since 2012-13 that Creighton has been chosen as a preseason favourite in its league, although that recognition got here in CU’s ultimate season within the Missouri Valley Convention.

    That is the tenth time Creighton has been tabbed because the preseason favourite (additionally 1989-90, 1990-91, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2011-12 and 2012-13), although the primary 9 occurrences all occurred within the Missouri Valley Convention. 4 of these MVC groups completed first (1990-91, 2000-01, 2008-09, 2012-13), whereas the opposite 5 took second place. Six of these 9 Bluejay squads went on to win the MVC Event (1990-91, 1998-99, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2012-13) and 7 of the 9 squads performed within the NCAA Event (1990-91, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2012-13).

    The Bluejays collected eight first-place votes and earned 98 factors within the ballot. Xavier was picked second within the ballot with 86 factors, together with two first-place votes. Villanova, the defending BIG EAST Event champion, was one level behind Xavier with 85 factors and acquired one first-place vote from the lads’s basketball head coaches, who didn’t vote for their very own groups. Connecticut was picked fourth with 77 factors and Windfall was fifth with 62 factors. St. John’s and Seton Corridor completed sixth and seventh with 62 and 52 factors, respectively. Butler was eighth with 36 factors, 4 factors forward of ninth-place Marquette with 32 factors. Georgetown was tenth with 21 factors and DePaul eleventh with 12 factors.

    Creighton is the one faculty within the league that has met or exceeded its preseason BIG EAST prognostication yearly since becoming a member of the league, as seen beneath:

Creighton’s BIG EAST Preseason Ballot Historical past

Yr     Preseason     Precise     Preseason All-BIG EAST

2013-14     Third     2nd     Doug McDermott (1st)

2014-15     Ninth     T-Ninth     –

2015-16     Ninth     sixth     –

2016-17     Third     T-Third     Maurice Watson Jr. (1st); Marcus Foster (HM)

2017-18     fifth     T-Third     Marcus Foster (1st); Khyri Thomas (HM)

2018-19     Ninth     T-Third     Martin Krampelj (HM)

2019-20     seventh     T-1st    Ty-Shon Alexander (1st)

2020-21     2nd     2nd    Marcus Zegarowski (1st); Mitch Ballock (2nd)

2021-22    eighth    4th    –

2022-23    1st    ??    Ryan Kalkbrenner (1st); Arthur Kaluma (2nd)

            Ryan Nembhard (2nd); Baylor Scheierman (HM)


Former Creighton All-American Doug McDermott is again for a second season with the San Antonio Spurs, giving Creighton not less than one NBA participant in 39 of the final 40 seasons. McDermott is in his ninth season within the NBA.

    Different well-known Bluejays to play within the NBA previously embrace Paul Silas, Kyle Korver, Benoit Benjamin and Anthony Tolliver.

We’re Jamming!

Ryan Kalkbrenner owns 107 dunks in his profession, together with 69 final season. As a crew, Creighton owned 132 dunks final season, together with 9 vs. Georgetown on Feb. twelfth and eight vs. No. 18 UConn on March 2nd.

     This is a take a look at the Creighton student-athletes with 20 or extra dunks in a season, and 25 or extra dunks in a profession, underneath Greg McDermott:

Most Creighton Dunks, Season, Since 2010-11

Dunks    Identify    Yr

74    Martin Krampelj    2018-19

72    Justin Patton    2016-17

69    Ryan Kalkbrenner    2021-22

50    Christian Bishop    2020-21

38    Christian Bishop    2019-20

36    Gregory Echenique    2012-13

33    Martin Krampelj    2017-18

30    Gregory Echenique    2011-12

29    Marcus Foster    2017-18

29    Ryan Kalkbrenner    2020-21

24    Gregory Echenique    2010-11

23    Marcus Foster    2016-17

22    Kenny Lawson Jr.    2010-11

21    Alex O’Connell    2021-22

21    Arthur Kaluma    2021-22

20    Khyri Thomas    2017-18

Most Creighton Dunks, Profession, Since 2010-11

Dunks    Identify    Years

121    Martin Krampelj    2015-19

107    Ryan Kalkbrenner    2020-Pres.

103    Christian Bishop    2018-21

90    Gregory Echenique    2010-13

72    Justin Patton    2016-17

52    Marcus Foster    2016-18

51    Khyri Thomas    2015-18

38    Will Artino    2011-15

33    Zach Hanson    2013-17

25    Geoffrey Groselle    2012-16

25    Damien Jefferson    2018-21

Most Creighton Dunks, Group, Season, Since 2010-11

Dunks    Yr    Group W-L

144    2016-17    25-10 (NCAA)

132    2021-22    23-12 (NCAA)

107    2017-18    21-12 (NCAA)

106    2018-19    20-15 (NIT)

90    2020-21    22-9 (NCAA)

60    2019-20    24-7 (Postseason Canceled)

58    2015-16    20-15 (NIT)

56    2010-11    23-16 (CBI)

54    2012-13    28-8 (NCAA)

42    2011-12    29-6 (NCAA)

Amongst The Nation’s Finest

Beneath is the place Creighton ranks nationally because the begin of the 2010-11 season, per

2010-11 to Nov. 17, 2022

Class    CU Stat    CU Rank

3FG Made    3,664    Third    

3FG Proportion    .377    fifth    

FG Proportion    .477    fifth    

Assists    6,653    sixth    

FG Made    11,373    eighth    

Factors    31,794    Ninth    

Wins    280    twenty eighth    

Successful Proportion    .671    thirtieth    

20 Wins, Once more

Creighton had 23 wins in 2021-22, securing a seventh straight 20-win season.

    Creighton is certainly one of six faculties with 20 or extra wins in every of the earlier seven seasons, becoming a member of Belmont, Gonzaga, Houston, Kansas and Oregon.

22 of 24 Seasons With 20 Wins

Creighton has gained 20 or extra video games in 22 of the final 24 seasons, a feat that places the Jays amongst an unique group, nationally.

    Simply two faculties have had 20 or extra wins every of the final 24 years: Gonzaga and Kansas. Duke has achieved it 23 occasions, Creighton and Kentucky 22 occasions.

Most 20-Win Seasons, Final 24 Seasons

Group    20-Win Seasons       2021-22 W-L

Gonzaga    24    28-4

Kansas    24    34-6

Duke    23    32-7

Creighton    22    23-12

Kentucky    22    26-8

McDermott Ranks Second On CU Wins Checklist

Greg McDermott has 280 victories at Creighton, good for second place on CU’s all-time wins listing.

    McDermott’s .671 profitable share is Creighton’s finest since Arthur A. Schabinger’s .714 win fee greater than 85 years in the past.

    Beneath is an inventory of probably the most victorious Creighton coaches in program historical past.

Most Teaching Wins, Creighton Historical past

Rk.    W-L    Identify    Years

1.    327-176    Dana Altman    1994-2010

2.    280-137    Greg McDermott    2010-Pres.

3.    165-66    Arthur A. Schabinger     1922-1935

4.    138-118    John J. “Purple” McManus     1959-1969

5.    130-64    Tom Apke    1974-1981

Who Are These Guys?

After returning simply two complete begins in from its Candy 16 squad crew to open 2021-22, Creighton returns a 104 begins from final 12 months’s membership.

    Creighton has gained 20 or extra video games every of the earlier seven occasions (and 11 of the final 12 occasions) it has returned 100 or extra begins.

    Returning    Returning Begins     Remaining

Yr    Starters    From Earlier Yr    W-L

2022-23    3    104    ? ? ?

2021-22    0    2    23-12

2020-21    5    124    22-9

2019-20    4    136    24-7

2018-19    2    57    20-15

2017-18    2    72    21-12

2016-17    4    130    25-10

2015-16    1    64    20-15

2014-15    1    49    14-19

2013-14    4    144    27-8

2012-13    4    140    28-8

2011-12    3    101    29-6

2010-11    4    123    23-16

2009-10    3    106    18-16

2008-09    3    83    27-8

2007-08    1    44    22-11

2006-07    4    120    22-11

2005-06    4    134    20-10

2004-05    2    58    23-11

2003-04    3    101    20-9

2002-03    5    159    29-5

2001-02    2    65    23-9

2000-01    3    90    24-8

1999-00    3    84    23-10

1998-99    3    84    22-9

1997-98    4    72    18-10

1996-97    4    126    15-15

1995-96    4    100    14-15

1994-95    2    52    7-19

1993-94    3    73    7-22

1992-93    2    64    8-18

1991-92    2    51    9-19

1990-91    4    132    24-8

1989-90    4    127    21-12

1988-89    4    123    20-11

1987-88    3    83    16-16

1986-87    2    65    9-19

1985-86    1    48    12-16

1984-85    4    124    20-12

1983-84    3    72    17-14

1982-83    3    77    8-19

1981-82    2    78    7-20

1980-81    4    112    21-9

A number of Selections

For the primary time since 1964-65, Creighton had 5 males common in double-figures for a complete season final season. Final 12 months’s double-figure group included Ryan Hawkins (13.8 ppg.), Ryan Kalkbrenner (13.1), Alex O’Connell (11.8), Ryan Nembhard (11.3) and Arthur Kaluma (10.4).

    Creighton had not had 5 or extra males end a season averaging 10 or extra factors per recreation because the 1964-65 membership had SIX males common in double- figures (Neil Johnson, 17.3; Elton McGriff, 15.0; Fritz Pointer, 14.3; Tim Powers, 12.6; Bob Miles, 11.9; Charlie Brown (11.6), although Johnson solely performed in 8-of-23 video games.

    Creighton has gained every of its final 25 video games when 5 or extra gamers rating in double-figures, a streak that dates to Jan. 9, 2019 vs. Marquette.

Dynamic Duo

Creighton was certainly one of 11 faculties to earn at-large bids within the NCAA Event in each males’s and girls’s basketball in 2021-22, an inventory that featured Arkansas, Baylor, Creighton, Indiana, Iowa State, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

    These 11 faculties, along with 13 others (Arizona, Delaware, Gonzaga, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Longwood, Montana State, Tennessee, Texas, UConn, Villanova and Virginia Tech) have been the one 24 faculties with each males’s and girls’s basketball groups to make the Huge Dance.

    This season, Creighton is certainly one of 9 groups with a preseason top-25 squad on each the lads’s and girls’s aspect, becoming a member of Arizona, Baylor, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.

Huge Deficits, No Huge Deal

Creighton owns 27 victories because the begin of the 2010-11 season after trailing by double-figures sooner or later, together with 4 such rallies final season.  In its NCAA Event win vs. San Diego State, Creighton trailed 35-21 late within the first half.

    13 of these 27 comebacks have come away from house.

    For those who’re curious, CU’s largest comeback win since 2000 got here on Jan. 28, 2006, when the Jays trailed 25-6 early earlier than rallying to beat Wichita State on a buzzer-beater by Anthony Tolliver.

CU’s Double-Digit Comebacks Beneath McDermott

Deficit    Opponent    Date

18    #18 Oklahoma    11/19/14

17    at San Diego State    11/30/11

16    at Evansville    02/16/13

16    at Seton Corridor    01/27/21

16    SIU Edwardsville    11/27/21

15    Arkansas-Pine Bluff    11/09/21

14    Evansville    02/21/12

14    vs. San Diego State    03/17/22

13    at Saint Joseph’s    11/16/13

13    Xavier    01/12/14

13    #22 Xavier    12/23/20

12    Saint Joseph’s    12/11/10

12    at DePaul    01/17/16

12    East Tennessee State    11/11/18

11    at Wichita State    12/31/11

11    Northern Iowa    01/10/12

11    vs. Alabama    03/16/12

11    vs. Ole Miss    11/21/16

11    vs. Connecticut    03/12/21

11    DePaul    01/22/22

10    UAB    11/14/12

10    vs. Drake    03/02/12

10    at Nebraska    12/07/14

10    South Dakota    12/09/14

10    St. John’s    01/03/18

10    at DePaul    02/07/18

10    Bemidji State    02/13/18

McDermott’s Teaching Tree

A bunch of former Greg McDermott protégés are thriving on the Division I degree.

    Eric Henderson led South Dakota State to the primary 18-0 season in Summit League historical past. The Jackrabbits went 30-5 after profitable the Summit League Event and clinching an NCAAA bid.

    North Dakota State’s Dave Richman went 23-10 total and completed because the runner-up within the Summit League standings  and Summit League Event to Henderson’s SDSU crew.

    Ben Jacobson gained the MVC regular-season title whereas teaching Northern Iowa. The Panthers went 20-12 and reached the NIT.

    Drake’s Darian DeVries led the Bulldogs to a 25-11 mark and runner-up end within the MVC (to Jacobson’s UNI crew) within the regular-season and the league match. Drake performed within the CBI.

    Steve Lutz led his Texas A&M-Corpus Christi crew to a 24-12 document and a Southland Convention Event title in his first 12 months as a head coach, with the Islanders reaching the NCAA Event First 4. He inherited a 5-19 crew that hadn’t gained 20 video games or had a profitable document since 2016-17.

    TJ Otzelberger rotated Iowa State in his first 12 months in Ames. He inherited a 2-22 crew (0-18 Huge 12) and turned it right into a crew that reached the Candy 16 and completed 22-13.

    Patrick Sellers led Central Connecticut State to an 8-24 document in his first season with the Blue Devils, together with a victory within the Northeast Convention Event.

    Paul Sather is the pinnacle coach at North Dakota after profitable tenures at Black Hills State and Northern State.

CHI Well being Middle Omaha Dramatics

Creighton is 8-8 in video games with a game-winning go-ahead rating within the ultimate 10 seconds at CHI Well being Middle Omaha, which opened within the fall of 2003.

Creighton’s Go-Forward Scores in Wins at

CHI Well being Middle Omaha, Final 10 Seconds

Date    Opponent    Rating    Participant/Rating    Time

11/26/05    Dayton    W 91-90*    Funk FG    :5.7

01/28/06    Wichita St.    W 57-55    Tolliver FG    :0.0

11/25/06    George Mason    W 58-56    Watts FT    :7.5

03/18/08    Rhode Island    W 74-73    Witter 3FG    :3.2

01/13/10    Southern Illinois    W 71-69    Younger FG    :1.3

02/18/12    Lengthy Seaside St.    W 81-79    Younger FG    :0.3

01/28/14    St. John’s    W 63-60    McDermott 3FG    :2.8

01/18/20    Windfall    W 78-74    Zegarowski 3FG    :3.2


Opponent Go-Forward Scores in CU Losses at

CHI Well being Middle Omaha, Final 10 Seconds

Date    Opponent    Rating    Participant/Rating    Time

03/20/06    Miami (Fla.)    L 53-52    G. Diaz FT    :2.6

01/20/07    Southern Illinois    L 58-57    B. Mullins FG    :4.1

01/10/15    #19 Seton Corridor    L 68-67    S. Gibbs 3FG    :2.2

02/16/15    #19 Butler    L 58-56    R. Jones FG    :1.9

03/07/15    Xavier    L 74-73    D. Davis FT’s    :6.3

01/12/16    #12 Windfall    L 50-48    Ok. Dunn FG    :0.0

02/22/17    Windfall    L 68-66    Ok. Cartwright 3FG    :2.4

02/10/18    #5 Xavier    L 71-72    Q. Goodin FT’s    :0.3

Firing On All Cylinders

Creighton completed final season ranked fiftieth total by That included the nation’s No. 112 offense, and No. 19 protection. Creighton’s No. 19 protection was its finest mark within the 20 seasons of the KenPom period.

    Creighton has had a top-25 offense per KenPom in six of the earlier 11 seasons.

Yr    Off. Ranking    Def. Ranking    Group W-L

2010-11    66    174    23-16

2011-12    5    166    29-6

2012-13    5    66    28-8

2013-14    2    124    27-8

2014-15    59    138    14-19

2015-16    43    76    20-15

2016-17    32    46    25-10

2017-18    25    58    21-12

2018-19    47    83    20-15

2019-20    3    78    24-7

2020-21    25    32    22-9

2021-22    112    19    23-12

2022-23    24    26    4-0 to date

Prime-20 Crowds

This is a take a look at Creighton’s top-20 house crowds all-time.

      Rank    Att.    Opponent    Date

    1.    18,868    Windfall    03/08/14

    2.    18,859    Georgetown    01/25/14

    3.    18,831    #1 Villanova    12/31/16

    4.    18,797    #6 Villanova    02/16/14

    5.    18,759    #1 Gonzaga    12/01/18

    6.    18,742    Seton Corridor    02/23/14

    7.    18,735    Wichita State    02/11/12

    8.    18,613    Wichita State    03/02/13

    9.    18,525    Marquette    12/31/13

    10.    18,519    #8 Seton Corridor    03/07/20

    11.    18,518    Georgetown    01/27/18

    12.    18,495    Marquette    02/17/18

    13.    18,494    Illinois State    02/09/13

    14.    18,458    Evansville    12/29/12

    15.    18,436    Bradley    01/28/12

    16.    18,323    DePaul    02/07/14

    17.    18,321    #3 Villanova    02/24/18

    18.    18,294    #19 Iowa State    12/04/21

    19.    18,257    #5 Xavier    02/10/18

    20.    18,192    Marquette    02/20/22

Dwelling Run

Beneath Greg McDermott Creighton is averaging 80.55 factors per house recreation (17,077 factors in 212 house video games), a determine that climbs to 84.14 factors in non-conference house video games (8,666 factors in 103 house video games).

    Creighton is 130-6 all-time at CHI Well being Middle Omaha when scoring 80 or factors.

Tremendous Seven

Greg McDermott joined some choose firm when he directed his troops to a seventh NCAA Event final season. That put him within the firm of a number of the best coaches in CU Athletics historical past.

    McDermott is certainly one of 5 head coaches in Creighton historical past to steer seven completely different NCAA Event groups.

Identify    Sport    NCAA’s @CU

Bob Warming    Males’s Soccer    11

Kirsten Bernthal Sales space    Volleyball    11

Dana Altman    Males’s Basketball    7

Brent Vigness    Softball    7

Greg McDermott    Males’s Basketball    7

Launch, Rotation, Splash, Repeat

Creighton has made not less than one three-pointer in 952 straight video games. The streak is the nation’s Thirteenth-longest energetic streak.

    Creighton’s final recreation with out a three-pointer got here at Illinois State on Feb. 20, 1993, when the Jays have been 0-for-5. Creighton’s final win with out making a three-point basket got here on March 3, 1991 when the Jays went 0-for-2 from three-point vary in a 71-66 win over Southern Illinois within the championship recreation of the MVC Event.

    Beneath is an inventory of the nation’s longest energetic three-point streaks.

Longest Lively 3-Level Streaks (by way of 11/17)

    Rk.    Streak    Faculty    Subsequent Sport

    1.    1,164    UNLV    11/18

    2.    1,154    Duke    11/18

    3.    1,097    Western Kentucky    11/21

    4.    1,087    East Tennessee State    11/20

    5.    1,066    Oakland    11/19

    6.    1,063    Pacific    11/18

    7.    1,060    Texas    11/21

    8.    1,006    Marshall    11/19

    9.    999    Baylor    11/18

    10.    990    Princeton    11/19

    11.    985    Gonzaga    11/20

    12.    959    Lengthy Island    11/22

    13.    952    Creighton    11/21

    14.    944    Mount St. Mary’s    11/18

    15.    934    Tennessee State    11/21

Triple Hassle

Throughout Creighton’s present streak of 952 straight video games with a three-pointer, the Jays have drained 7,495 trifectas, a mean of seven.87 treys per recreation.

    That is not stunning since in the course of the streak, Creighton has made precisely 7 three-pointers 142 occasions, greater than any determine.

    Solely 5 occasions within the streak has Creighton made only one three-pointer, however on 268 events the Bluejays have made 10 or extra trifectas, together with three video games of 20 or extra.

    For the reason that begin of the 2019-20 season, the Bluejays are 49-9 when making eight or extra three-pointers, in comparison with a 22-18 mark when making seven treys or fewer.

Group 3FG Made Throughout Creighton’s 3-Level Streak

1:    5 occasions    2:  17 occasions    3:  34 occasions

4:    73 occasions    5:   101 occasions    6:  101 occasions

7:   142 occasions    8:   120 occasions    9:  91 occasions

10:  77 occasions    11:  53 occasions    12:  54 occasions

13:  44 occasions    14: 19 occasions    15:  7 occasions

16:  7 occasions    17: 3 occasions    19:  1 time

20: 1 time    21:  1 time    22:  1 time

Enjoyable Truth

Creighton is the one faculty within the BIG EAST with 12 or extra league wins every of the earlier three seasons.

    Among the many different BIG EAST or “Energy 5”  Convention faculties, solely Baylor, Illinois, Kansas, UCLA and Virginia have achieved so.

Ticket Info

Single-game tickets for the 2022-32 season went on sale on October 14th. Followers should purchase single-game tickets at CHI Well being Middle Omaha Field Workplace, Ryan Athletic Middle, by calling Ticketmaster or visiting

    For extra info, name the Creighton Ticket Workplace at (402) 280-JAYS.

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