Creighton tops DePaul 78-63 in 1st round of Big East tourney

NEW YORK (AP) James Milliken scored 22 points and Creighton took charge of a tight game in the second half for a 78-63 victory over DePaul in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday night. Devin Brooks added 12 points and senior guard Austin Chatman had 11, surpassing 1,000 for his career. Will Artino provided energy down low, finishing with nine points and eight...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Creighton Basketball Players Dressed Up As Run-D.M.C. For A Big East Tournament Promo

Creighton basketball struggled in its second Big East season after the graduation of superstar Doug McDermott, but the Bluejays still look like they’re ready to have some fun in New York City at this week’s Big East Tournament. Four Creighton players—Will Artino, Austin Chatman, Rick Kreklow, and James Milliken—dressed up as legendary New York hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. and...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier edges past Creighton 74-73

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Dee Davis was sent to the line with four seconds remaining and knocked down both free throws to edge Xavier past Creighton 74-73 on Saturday. After both teams traded turnovers, Devin Brooks got a tip-in for a one-point Bluejays lead with seven seconds left, the first since midway through the second half. Austin Chatman fouled Davis with 6.3 seconds remaining, Davis...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Men's Basketball Hosts Xavier In Regular-Season Finale on Saturday

Creighton hosts Xavier on Saturday at 1 pm. The program will honor seniors Will Artino, Devin Brooks, Austin Chatman, Gabriel Connealy, Avery Dingman, Rick Kreklow and Mogboluwaga Oginni post-game.

Creighton Basketball: Last second heartbreak strikes again

The Creighton Bluejays suffered yet another 1 point loss on Saturday night. This is their 3rd loss by 1 point and 7th by 4 points or less. If these games had gone in Creighton’s favor we are left looking at a whole different season with the Bluejays being 20-9 at this point. However, we know that this did not happen, and Creighton is left with more heartbreak as another game is...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova-Creighton Preview

Now that Villanova has secured its second straight outright Big East title, it can focus on earning a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Looking to match their longest Big East regular-season winning streak, the No. 4 Wildcats try for an 11th consecutive victory Tuesday night at Creighton. Villanova (27-2, 14-2) overcame a seven-point halftime deficit by shooting 14 of...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton hands reeling DePaul its fifth straight defeat

  James Milliken scored 18 points, helping coach Greg McDermott win his 400th game as Creighton beat DePaul 75-62 on Tuesday night. Creighton led by as many as 13 in the first half, but DePaul roared back in the second frame, cutting its deficit to two on a Forrest Robinson 3-pointer with 6:57 left. That turned out to be the Blue Demons' last gasp, however. The Bluejays strung together...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton powers by DePaul, 75-62

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) James Milliken scored 18 points, including 9 of 10 at the line, to help Creighton beat DePaul, 75-62, on Tuesday night. Creighton led by as many as 13 in the first half, but DePaul roared back in the second frame, cutting its deficit to two on a Forrest Robinson 3-pointer with 6:57 left. That turned out to be the Blue Demons' last gasp, however. The Bluejays...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: A look at Creighton’s leader

Creighton, although struggling still, has shown a couple glimpses of life in the last few games. Beating Marquette and then barely losing to Butler were some of the better games the Bluejays have played this year. These games were close because of key leadership from senior guard Austin Chatman. He has stepped up and helped the team to some of the best looking basketball they have...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Close, but still not enough

Creighton continues spiraling down as conference play continues. However, the last few games the Bluejays have played haven’t been quite as bad. Three of the last four games have been lost by three points or less. If you are a Creighton fan I don’t know if victory being snatched away from your hand is better than losing by ten. They have come so close but cannot close a game...
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball seeking identity

Creighton Basketball is currently winless in the Big East and is on a five game losing streak. After an 0-2 start to Big East play, this was not the way Coach McDermott wanted his team to respond as the Bluejays dropped their contests with Georgetown, DePaul, and Seton Hall. Creighton even lost on their home court. Twice. This did not happen all of last season. The Jays take great...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Keys to winning in the Big East

The Big East is no easy conference. It is currently ranked as the hardest conference in terms of RPI. However this isn’t the excuse Creighton can use to blame their poor play this season. With three losses by 10 or more points to Big East teams, it seems like Creighton isn’t even putting up a fight. In last night’s game against DePaul, Creighton left opposing forward Forrest...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling Creighton looking to shoot its way out of slump

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Creighton had its most successful four-year run in program history largely because of its stellar 3-point shooting. The 3s aren't falling for the Bluejays now, and they are on the brink of their worst stretch in more than a decade. Creighton (9-6, 0-2 Big East) must beat conference co-leader DePaul (8-7, 2-0) on Wednesday night to avoid its first four-game losing...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

North Texas holds on to beat Creighton 62-58

DENTON, Texas (AP) Colin Voss had 16 points and eight rebounds to help North Texas hold on and beat Creighton 62-58 on Sunday. Creighton overcame a 17-point deficit, using a 31-6 run capped by back-to-back 3's by Toby Hegner and Isaiah Zierden, to pull within 57-55 with 1:19 left. T.J. Taylor split a pair of free throws for North Texas to stretch its lead to 58-55 with 35 seconds...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton runs away from Texas-Pan American, 75-60

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Austin Chatman and Toby Hegner combined to score 36 points to lead Creighton to a 75-60 win over Texas-Pan American in the Bluejays' final nonconference game Friday night. Creighton (9-3) opened the game on a 7-0 run and had its first double-digit lead seven minutes in. Chatman drilled a jumper at the buzzer to send the Bluejays into the locker room with a 41-27...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Are tough times ahead?

With only two games left until Big East play beings for Creighton basketball, the Bluejays will need to prepare to endure the hardest stretch of their schedule. The Jays currently stand at 8-4 and are going to have to prove the doubters wrong starting December 31 at Providence when they begin their Big East play. In their first twelve games of the season, the Creighton Bluejays...
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's ends Creighton's 24-game home streak 71-67, OT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Aaron Bright scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and overtime on Saturday, and Saint Mary's beat Creighton 71-67, ending the Bluejays' 24-game home winning streak. A bright made jumper with one minute left in overtime gave the Gaels a 68-64 lead and 1 of 2 free throws extended the Gaels' (6-1) lead back to four with 10 seconds to go. The Bluejays' (8-3...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton outlasts South Dakota 91-88 in 2OT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) James Milliken came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points to lead Creighton to a 91-88 double overtime victory over South Dakota on Tuesday night. Milliken nailed a 3-pointer, drove the baseline for a layup and hit another trey to give Creighton an 85-80 lead with 1:09 remaining in the second overtime. Austin Chatman, who was scoreless in the first half...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton defeats Huskers 4th year in row, 65-55

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Austin Chatman scored 16 points, Isiah Zierden hit three big 3-pointers in the second half and Creighton defeated in-state rival Nebraska 65-55 on Sunday night. The Bluejays (7-2) have won four straight over the Cornhuskers (5-2) - all by double digits - and handed them only their second loss in 21 all-time games at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Zierden had all 13 of his...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton Basketball: Austin Chatman leading the Bluejays

Austin Chatman is the most experienced player for the Creighton Basketball this season. He is the only remaining starter from last season and so much of the weight of this Creighton team rests on his shoulders. So far, he has not disappointed. Chatman is averaging a career best 11.3 points per game which the second best for the Jays this season. He has also increased his assists...
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Creighton tops Middle Tennessee 57-47

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Austin Chatman and Isaiah Zierden each scored 10 points to help No. 23 Creighton beat Middle Tennessee 57-47 on Saturday and finish third in the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic. Creighton (6-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season. Mississippi defeated Creighton 75-68 Friday in the semifinal of the eight team tournament at Northwest Florida State College...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi beats No. 23 Creighton 75-68

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jarvis Summers scored 23 points and Mississippi closed with a 12-3 run to beat No. 23 Creighton 75-68 on Friday night in the Emerald Coast Classic. Summers was 6 of 14 from the field and made 9 of 10 free throws for the Rebels (4-1). LaDarius White scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, and Martavious Newby had all nine of his points in the final 2 minutes...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton-Mississippi Preview

Creighton has had to take a new approach this season following the departure of star Doug McDermott to the NBA. It's been working pretty well for the Bluejays so far. They'll look to exceed their season-opening win streak of 2013-14 when they face Mississippi in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Florida on Friday night. Creighton (5-0) has had a different leading scorer in...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 18 Sooners blow lead, lose 65-63 to Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger didn't like the outcome, but he has no regrets about taking his 18th-ranked team on the road to play Creighton. The Sooners built an 18-point lead early in the second half, but they squandered it and lost 65-63. ''As far as learning opportunities,'' Kruger said, ''there are a lot of them in a game like this. A crowd like that, you can't...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton comes back from 18 down to upset No. 18 Oklahoma

  Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks' air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute, and Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 18 Oklahoma 65-63 on Wednesday night. The Bluejays (3-0) used a 24-4 run to get back in the game after a dismal first-half shooting performance. Austin Chatman hit a couple of free throws...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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