Since the beginning of the KenPom era in 2002-03—college basketball's own little Copernican Revolution, during which the laws of the universe finally began to piece themselves together—there hasn't been an offense as efficient or as skilled as the 2014 Creighton Bluejays. But exactly how it operates is even more…
Doug McDermott's debut in the Big East tournament was a big one. With 27 first half points against DePaul, the Creighton sharpshooter set a conference tournament record and helped lead the Bluejays to an easy win at Madison Square Garden.
Creighton crushed DePaul in its opening round game of the Big East tournament. Doug McDermott slapped 35 points on the board, but the highlight of the game was definitely this horrible-pass-turned-serendipitous-assist from Devin Brooks.
Doug McDermott, Creighton's do-it-all forward, dropped 39 points on 15-26 shooting against St. John's last night, and none were sweeter than his last three.
The box score from last night's Creighton-Villanova game—a game that ended with Creighton upsetting the No. 4 team in the country behind 21 made three-pointers—looks like a fluke. No team is supposed to heave 35 three-pointers in 40 minutes, let alone connect on 60 percent of them, right? Wrong. The Creighton Bluejays…
North Carolina got the best of Creighton today, earning a big 87-73 win that advanced the #1 seed to the Sweet Sixteen. They didn't get there without taking a few lumps, however, as Tyler Zeller learned at the forearm of Bluejay Gregory Echenique.
These are always great. Grant Gibbs goes off Nick Jacobs's lumbar for the easy layup, giving us the rare and wonderful highlight/lowlight combo. (Creighton won the game by a point.) Clark Kellogg calls it a "smart schoolyard play," which raises the question: What kind of schoolyard game features inbounds passes? [TBS]
Congratulations to the Creighton Bluejays, who in beating Illinois State 83-79 in OT won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and punched their ticket to the dance. [CBS]
Creighton fell to Wichita State 89-68 last night—the 15th-ranked Bluejays' third loss in a row—and the slow meltdown of the perennial MVC powerhouse was made clearly evident in this incident late in the first half. Creighton star Doug McDermott's erratic play earned him a nasty tongue-lashing from head coach (and…
Top 15-ranked Creighton fell to Northern Iowa in painful fashion today, after a tying three-pointer was overruled by a buzzer-beating three at the other end.
The Oregon Ducks won the College Basketball Invitational tournament (presented by Zebra Pen) last night. The CBI's "history page" goes all the way back to 2008 and notes how VCU won it last year.
I'm sorry, Nate Funk, but you are no longer my favorite Creighton athlete. That honor now belongs to Pat Venditte, a pitcher on the Creighton baseball team that can pitch with either hand. From the New York Times:
Nevada Wolf Pack (26-3) vs. Creighton Blue Jays (22-10)
When: Friday, 2:35 p.m.
Where: New Orleans
1. The original Huggy Bear. Before Bob Huggins (and Tom Asbury and Jim Wooldridge), there was Dana Altman. In four years at K-State, Altman led the Wildcats to three postseason tournaments (including the Big Dance in 1993) and won a Big Eight Coach of the Year award. Since taking over at Creighton in 1994, he has…
1. Trust The Frosh With The Rock. Creighton was 17-5 for the season before losing true freshman point guard Josh Dotzler to a knee injury, and went 2-4 without Dotzler, who will be back for the NCAA tournament. Dotzler isn't the first true freshman to start at the point for Creighton: Dotzler succeeded Tyler McKinney,…