Now that the regular season and conference tournaments have concluded, and office copiers everywhere are humming with NCAA bracket printouts, it is time once again for the Madness of March. In the still sub zero world of the country known as the Midwest, and here in Wisconsin in particular, the local basketball fans are thrilled with what lies ahead in the next few days. You could...
Providence defeated Creighton 65-58 to win the 2014 Big East Tournament.
Bryce Cotton was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Doug McDermott, Austin Chatman, LaDontae Henton, Gene Teague and Semaj Christon.
NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the Big East's original members will be playing one of its newest schools for the tournament championship.
Second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton, one of the three new schools in the 10-team conference that went under major reconfiguration, beat Xavier 86-78 Friday night and will face fourth-seeded Providence, the school where Big East founder Dave Gavitt...
During the Big East tournament quarterfinals Thursday night, while up 10 points, Creighton’s guard Devin Brooks makes a not-so-good alley-oop attempt that bounced off the side of the basket and turned into an awesome assist, bouncing towards Austin Chatman for a 3-pointer. What a play.
Doug McDermott scored 27 of his 35 points during a record-setting first half as the Bluejays rolled over the Blue Demons in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in New York City.
McDermott nearly outscored DePaul in the first half, shooting 10-of-14 - including 7-of-9 from 3-point range - to set the tournament record for points in a first half, helping Creighton to a 49...
Creighton steamrolled DePaul in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament Thursday night, and they racked up some serious style points in the process
Holding just a 10-point lead midway through the second half, Bluejays guard Devin Brooks launched up what appeared to be an extremely off-target alley-oop. The line-drive pass clanged off the side of the basket but somehow bounced...
The No. 14 Creighton Bluejays had one of the most bizarre basketball “assists” you will ever see in their 84-62 victory over the DePaul Blue Demons in the Big East Tournament on Thursday. It was a completely accidental play, and ended up resulting in three points for the Bluejays.
Creighton guard Devin Brooks tried to throw a pass down low to big man Will Artino, and missed...
Creighton’s Austin Chatman found the ball in his hand for the open three-pointer after one of the more weirder sequences during Thursday’s AAC Quarterfinal game with DePaul. Devin Brooks had tried to throw a pass to his big man, Will Artino, but that pass was so bad/lucky that it went off the backboard and into Chatman’s hands right.
Creighton and Doug McDermott had no problem...
Creighton junior guard Devin Brooks threw one of the worst passes you’ll ever see trying to find his center, Will Artino, wide open under the basket tonight against DePaul. In fact, the pass was so bad that it hit the side of the backboard and wound up in the hands of his teammate, Austin Chatman, who buried a 3-pointer. This isn’t something you see every day.
Doug McDermott set career highs with 45 points on 17-of-25 shooting, moving past the 3,000-point mark as the host Bluejays took down the Friars.
Austin Chatman added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Bluejays (24-6, 14-4 Big East), who finished the regular season with wins in nine of their last 10 games. McDermott, who also grabbed seven rebounds, set the all-time record for...
Creighton showed that when a game gets tight at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, it pays to have a guy on your side that could give Jimmy Chitwood a run for his money.
Doug McDermott buried a 3-point shot from about 24 feet with 47.8 seconds left Thursday night to put the No. 18 Bluejays ahead, and four free throws by Austin Chatman in the final 18 seconds finished off a hard-fought...
The tour of historic venues continues for Creighton’s basketball team.
Sunday, it was Madison Square Garden in New York. On Thursday, the Bluejays will make their first trip as a Big East member to Butler’s venerable Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Built in 1928, the venue has hosted four U.S. presidents (Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford)...
The first half of their first Big East season has left an impression on the Creighton Bluejays.
Not to mention some bumps and bruises.
“It's a tough league,” forward Ethan Wragge said. “The players are strong and physical, but we've figured out what we can do and what we can't do against this league.
“I think we know what to expect out of ourselves.”
Creighton hasn't looked back since its two losses, reeling off 10 straight victories in impressive fashion.
The 20th-ranked Bluejays can notch an 11-game win streak for the third time in as many seasons Saturday night with a victory at Providence.
After losing back-to-back games to San Diego State and George Washington, Creighton (15-2, 5-0 Big East) has won 10 in a row by...
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January 17, 2014
Austin Chatman filled the scorer's role for Creighton until Doug McDermott could get going.
McDermott scored 21 of his 33 points in the second half to lead the 23rd-ranked Bluejays in an 82-72 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.
But it was Chatman who kept Creighton in the game in the first half. He made six of his first seven shots, including all three of his 3-pointers, and had...
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November 23, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Doug McDermott can put his decision on hold about whether to stay at Creighton or leave.
McDermott had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Gregory Echenique scored 13 points to help Creighton hold on to beat Cincinnati 67-63 on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.
Ethan Wragge added 12 for the Bluejays, who won their NCAA tournament opener for the...
Doug McDermott scored 29 points and made five of Creighton's 15 3-pointers in the No. 21 Bluejays' 91-77 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday night.
Ethan Wragge added 15 points, Austin Chatman had 14 points and 10 assists for his first double-double, and Grant Gibbs had 10 points for the Bluejays. Creighton (19-3, 8-2) moved into a tie for first place with Wichita State...
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January 30, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (AP)-- Doug McDermott scored 29 points and made five of Creighton's 15 3-pointers in the No. 21 Bluejays' 91-77 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday night.
Ethan Wragge added 15 points, Austin Chatman had 14 points and 10 assists for his first double-double, and Grant Gibbs had 10 points for the Bluejays. Creighton (19-3, 8-2) moved into a tie for first place...
As part of our ongoing look at our opponents throughout the season, not only in football we bring you our latest edition of Opposition Q&A as we look forward to our Las Vegas Invitational matchup against fellow Top 25 team, Creighton on Friday.
We sat down the folks over at Creighton site The BlueJay Cafe to get a better understanding of just what's in front of Wisconsin...
Presbyterian was clearly overmatched in its 87-58 loss to No. 15 Creighton, but Jordan Downing's performance gave Blue Hose coach Gregg Nibert hope that better days are ahead.
Downing, who scored a combined 13 points in losses to Clemson and Georgia Tech, had a career-high 25 points against the Bluejays (3-0).
''I've been waiting on that,'' Nibert said....
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November 18, 2012
Doug McDermott scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half and No. 15 Creighton defeated overmatched Presbyterian 87-58 on Sunday.
Ethan Wragge scored 18 points, all coming on his career high-tying six 3-pointers, and Austin Chatman had a career-high 11 assists to go with his nine points for the Bluejays (3-0).
McDermott, held to five points against UAB on Wednesday, bounced back...
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November 18, 2012
Doug McDermott scored 27 points to lead Creighton past Alabama-Birmingham 70-60 on Wednesday night.
The Bluejays (3-0) trailed 48-44 in the second half before scoring six straight to take the lead on Austin Chatman's layup with 8:15 to play.
The Blazers (0-1) tied it on Jekore Tyler's jumper with 5:55 left, but they wouldn't lead the rest of the way.
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November 16, 2011