ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The left wrist was pale, swollen and puffy, although "puffy" might be selling it a bit short. It looked like somebody had tried to jam one of those little chocolate doughnuts down Ethan Wragge's forearm.
"I couldn't move it six inches (Saturday)," Wragge, Creighton's 6-foot-7 sixth man and 3-point specialist, explained after helping his Bluejays outlast Wichita State, 68-65, to cinch a second straight Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship. "So the Indiana State game (Saturday) was kind of just 'survive and (advance).' (In the finals), it felt a lot better. I was able to get my hand up there on my shot."
Even with a wounded wing, Wragge netted 15 points on five treys, four in the first half, almost every one a back-breaker to the Shockers.
Although the release on each of those bad boys also stung the Jays forward like the Dickens. It's like your mom used to say: This is going to hurt me a lot more than it hurts you, kiddo.
"But it's Sunday. It's ...