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CREIGHTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Georgetown announcer yells 'Hoyas win' 19 times after comeback victory

Georgetown trailed Creighton by 11 with only five minutes to go in regulation.But the Hoyas rallied in the final three minutes, closing out the game on a 15-3 run to pick up a crucial 74-73 win over the Bluejays on Tuesday night.Georgetown senior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who scored seven points the run, sunk a pair of free throws to put the Hoyas up one with 6.2 seconds left...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgetown storms back to beat Creighton 74-73

WASHINGTON (AP) D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 19 points, including two key free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help Georgetown rally past Creighton 74-73 on Tuesday night. Creighton went on a 10-2 run for a 64-53 lead with five minutes left. L.J. Peak's reverse layup with 3:46 remaining ended Georgetown's field goal drought of five-plus minutes and the Hoyas trailed 66-57. ...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Creighton 91, DePaul 80

Creighton shot 13-of-26 from beyond the arc Sunday in a 91-80 win against DePaul at Allstate Arena. At 4-2 in the Big East, the Bluejays are tied for third place in the Big East. Meanwhile, DePaul remains winless in the conference at 0-6.   —Isaiah Zierden will burn you if you let him loose.  He’s one of the Big East’s best 3-point shooters, and DePaul left him alone on...
Via The Catch and Shoot
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Creighton's Watson, Marquette's Ellenson earn Big East weekly honors

After recording his third double-double of the season, Creighton junior point guard Maurice Watson Jr. was named Big East Player of the Week.The Boston University transfer scored 13 points and dished 14 assists in the Bluejays' 82-67 win at Seton Hall on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the 5-foot-10 floor general posted a career-best 27 points, as the Bluejays topped Georgetown, 79...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Creighton rolls to 82-67 win over Seton Hall

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Geoffrey Groselle scored 20 points with four rebounds as Creighton rolled to an 82-67 win over Seton Hall on Saturday. Maurice Watson Jr. added 13 points and dished 14 assists for the Bluejays (12-5, 3-1 Big East Conference). Isaiah Zierden scored 16 points with three assists and four steals and Zach Hanson chipped in 10 points with six rebounds. Zierden and...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Watson leads Creighton over Georgetown 79-66

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Maurice Watson Jr. scored a career-high 27 points and Creighton dropped Georgetown 79-66 on Tuesday night. Watson was 9 of 13 from the floor and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Creighton (11-5, 2-1 Big East). James Milliken scored 12 points and Isaiah Zierden added 11. Georgetown (9-6, 2-1) was led by D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera with 17 points and seven assists...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Creighton scores 105 in win over North Texas (VIDEO)

Ronnie Harrell was expected to compete with Khyri Thomas for minutes as Creighton's starting wing. But a foot injury sidelined the redshirt freshman for the first five games of the season.On Monday, the 6-foot-7 scored a season-high 14 points in a 105-82 win over North Texas.Geoffrey Groselle scored a game-high 27 over the Mean Green, followed by Maurice Watson Jr. with 16 points...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton goes east to land standout ’17 guard

The Creighton Blue Jays have worked to upgrade their roster since jumping into the Big East from the Missouri Valley Conference, and expanded their recruiting footprint. They made a significant step in that pursuit on Saturday, scoring a verbal commitment from 6′-4″ shooting guard Ty-Shon Alexander of Oak Hill Academy (VA), via North Carolina. Alexander is …
Via Hoopniks
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Foster tranfers to Creighton

Marcus Foster, a second year guard from Kansas State, announced that he will be transferring to Creighton next year to play for Coach McDermott and the Bluejays. This is a big deal for Creighton. They do not have many point guards at their disposal, especially after losing Austin Chatman this year. Maurice Watson, another transfer from Boston University, sat out the 2014-15 season...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Are the Bluejays catching fire?

Creighton played a great game Wednesday night against DePaul in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. Besides a few small spurts by the Blue Demons, Creighton led most of the way asserting their dominance through stellar guard play. Chatman, Brooks, and Milliken paved the way for the Bluejays having a part in well over half of Creighton’s points...
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball winless in Big East

Creighton Basketball has played its first two Big East matchups of the season and has dropped both of them. The Bluejays lost at Providence in their Big East opener of the season on New Year’s Eve and then lost again at Georgetown on Saturday. This was not how the Jays hoped they would start out their conference play. Creighton typically does a pretty decent job of passing the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: James Milliken reinstated to team

James Milliken rejoined the Creighton Basketball team on Friday after being suspended by coach McDermott. Milliken was suspended for ten days before McDermott decided on Christmas to give the junior guard a second chance. Greg McDermott said he has lost trust in James Milliken after a number of incidents on and off the court which included showing up late to practice. Milliken has...
Via isportsweb.com
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Bluejays must prioritize defense

This is the first year Coach Greg McDermott is coaching Creighton Basketball without his son, Doug, who led the nation in scoring last season. Without a go-to scorer –someone the Jays can rely on to score 26 points a game- Coach McDermott needs to put a stronger emphasis on defense. McDermott still has the Bluejays playing efficiently on offense, but their offense is not as potent...
Via isportsweb.com
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton player gets drenched in beer while diving for loose ball (video)

Creighton forward Toby Hegner tried really hard to recover a loose ball with about one minute remaining in the first half of Wednesday night’s Creighton-Oklahoma matchup. He gave it all he could as he dived toward the sideline for a loose ball. Unfortunately, he was not able to save the ball before it went out of bounds. He did, however, receive something that he likely was not...
Via The Sports Daily
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug McDermott plays a game of horse against 99 competitors

Creighton University, forward Doug McDermott is slated to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft next week. McDermott has been known to be a top-notch scorer and had to a chance to display his shooting ability. McDermott played in a game of horse against 99 competitors sponsor by M&M’s. Before you judge how good is his competition (like I did) there is a reason why...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug McDermott plays H-O-R-S-E against 99 people

Doug McDermott is one of the greatest scorers in the history of college basketball. The 2013-14 season’s Naismith winner averaged 26.7 points a game for Creighton, leading the Blue Jays to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  Being such a great scorer, McDermott has to be an outstanding H-O-R-S-E player, right? Let’s see:  McDermott is currently projected to be taken by Sacramento...
Via College Spun
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton coach gives emotional speech following tourney loss

For every crazy locker room celebration you see after an NCAA Tournament game, there is always the exact opposite scene somewhere else in the arena. Thanks to Creighton Athletics, we’ve got video that shows just how emotional it can be to be on the losing side of a March Madness contest.  In the below clip, Bluejays coach Greg McDermott consoles his players after their loss to...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: The Awesomeness That is Creighton's Doug McDermott in One GIF

Creighton's Doug McDermott is a heck of a player. Whether or not his talents are going to translate to the next level remains to be seen, but there is no reason why we can't enjoy him for what he is now--a whole lot of fun to watch. Take last Thursday's performance against DePaul for example--35 points with 27 of them coming in the first half (new Big Ten Tourney record).Missed the...
Via FatManWriting
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug McDermott hits winning shot for Creighton

Creighton got a major scare from St. John’s at home, but in the end college basketball’s most prolific scorer came up with the big play. Red Storm point guard Rysheed Jordan hit two free throws to tie the game at 60 with only 11 seconds left in regulation. Creighton moved the ball up the floor and swung it around before finding Doug McDermott, who had just enough space to bury...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton to hold 'Lumberjack Night' to honor Ethan Wragge

Last night, many college basketball fans were introduced to Ethan Wragge, the 6-foot-7 senior forward from Creighton. Wragge is arguably the nation’s best long-range shooter, and lit up Villanova for 27 points — all of his points coming from three-pointers. Not only is Wragge known for his ridiculous stroke (his threes are known as #Wraggebombs), but also for his lumberjack-style...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wragge-tag blowout in Philly

This season or last season, for that matter, when we think of Creighton, we think of the Dougie McD. Yes, he is a superstar and probably virtual lock (barring anything sort of cataclysmic) to win the Wooden. But there’s more to this Blue Jay way. Newly-minted 4th-ranked Villanova learned that last night, on the first […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton's Doug McDermott and WNBA's Skylar Diggins play P-I-G

There’s one clear front-runner right now in college basketball to win the Naismith Player of the Year Award, and he’s playing hoops in Omaha: Doug McDermott. The star of the Creighton Bluejays is averaging over 25 points and seven rebounds per game to lead his team, which is off to a very respectable 15-2 start midway through the season. Today, however, McDermott faced a stiff...
Via College Spun
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Forgrave: Gibbs' injury will test Creighton's standing in Big East

In one game last week, the team many are picking to win the new Big East was hit by two pieces of bad luck that easily could have - and still might - derail a season that has as much postseason promise for Creighton as any since the school last made a Sweet Sixteen four decades ago. Late in the first half of what would become a Creighton 81-62 blowout win at DePaul, Doug McDermott...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton's Doug McDermott OK; Gibbs out 4 weeks

Creighton star Doug McDermott will be able to play through his injury. His wingman, Grant Gibbs, will not. An MRI on Wednesday showed McDermott has a sprained left shoulder and some bruising. McDermott originally was hurt against Seton Hall this past weekend and aggravated the injury against DePaul on Tuesday. He said he would be ready when the Big East-leading Bluejays host Xavier...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton wins 67-49 in inaugural Big East game

OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott scored a hard-earned 19 points, Jahenns Manigat had a season-high 16, and Creighton posted a 67-49 victory over Marquette on Tuesday night in the Bluejays' first-ever Big East game. Ethan Wragge added 12 points on four 3-pointers for Creighton (11-2), which has won six games in a row. Jamil Wilson and Chris Otule scored 10 points apiece for Marquette...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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