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E. Illinois-Creighton Preview

Losing an All-American who led the nation in scoring along with three other starters is not what any coach considers ideal, but a win over a ranked opponent during its 4-0 start has helped lift coach Greg McDermott and Creighton back into the spotlight. Following their return to the Top 25, the No. 23 Bluejays open a busy week Tuesday night against Eastern Illinois in the second...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

McDermott, Creighton shoot their way past Louisiana-Lafayette

SAN ANTONIO -- Doug McDermott scored 30 points and third-seeded Creighton got three huge 3-pointers in the second half from Ethan Wragge to beat No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66 Friday in the West Regional.
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Big East Tournament Preview and Predictions

The Big East Tournament has produced some of the most memorable games in recent college basketball history. With a new-look conference though, the 2014 Big East Tournament lacks the headliners of year’s past. Only Villanova and Creighton are NCAA Tournament locks so there are numerous teams desperate for a win in hopes of padding their resume and improving their chances of getting...
Via The Sports Bank
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Musketeers handle the moment

CINCINNATI -- Xavier had never before sold standing room only tickets for one of its basketball games at the Cintas Center but Saturday was something different. The calendar has turned to March. Creighton is not only ranked No. 10 in the nation in the USA Today coaches' poll but the Blue Jays are in first place in the Big East and on their roster is senior Doug McDermott, the leading...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette misses opportunity vs. talented Creighton squad

MILWAUKEE -- The chances for resume-changing wins are slowly dwindling for Marquette, meaning potential paths to the NCAA tournament are shrinking. Needing to win Tuesday night in order to start seriously talking about an at-large bid, the Golden Eagles found out a team ranked in the top 10 of the RPI was simply better than them. Creighton (22-4, 12-2 Big East) put its potent offense...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

McDermott jumps to 11 on career points list

Doug McDermott scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and Ethan Wragge added 22 as No. 11 Creighton beat Marquette 85-70 on Wednesday night in a foul-plagued Big East game.
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Creighton beats Marquette 85-70

Doug McDermott scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and Ethan Wragge added 22 as No. 11 Creighton beat Marquette 85-70 on Wednesday night in a foul-plagued Big East game. McDermott, who entered as the nation's leading scorer at 25.9 points per game, scored seven points to trigger a deciding 10-2 run after Marquette had pulled within 64-59. McDermott's jumper from the free...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette loses to No. 11 Creighton

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Doug McDermott scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and Ethan Wragge added 22 as No. 11 Creighton beat Marquette 85-70 on Wednesday night in a foul-plagued Big East game. McDermott, who entered as the nation's leading scorer at 25.9 points per game, scored seven points to trigger a deciding 10-2 run after Marquette had pulled within 64-59. McDermott's jumper...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova-Creighton Preview

Four weeks ago, Villanova was embarrassed on its own court by Big East newcomer Creighton. It now gets a shot at returning the favor. With Big East supremacy on the line, the No. 6 Wildcats make their first trip to Omaha on Sunday looking to avenge a 28-point loss to the 18th-ranked Bluejays. "It was a great learning experience for us to know that we had to get a lot better defensively...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC: The Best That Never Was?

The 1983-84 Tar Heels were likely Dean Smith's best team at Carolina but untimely losses in both the ACC and NCAA tournaments have prevented this squad from being recognized as one of the truly dominant teams in UNC history. Nearly three decades before Ethan Wragge, there was John Tudor. Thirty years ago this week, the North Carolina Tar Heels were ranked #1 in the country and had...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton top Georgetown 76-63 before record crowd

Doug McDermott and Will Artino scored 14 points apiece to lead five Creighton players in double figures, and the Bluejays stayed alone in first place in the Big East with a 76-63 victory over Georgetown on Saturday night. Ethan Wragge scored all 12 of his points in the first half, Devin Brooks had 11 and Jahenns Manigat added 10 for the Bluejays (17-3, 7-1). Artino, a 6-foot-11...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova-Marquette Preview

Coming off his worst loss at Villanova, coach Jay Wright isn't overly worried. He is, however, out to make sure his team bounces back as it opens a tough three-game road swing Saturday against Marquette. The fourth-ranked Wildcats (16-2, 5-1 Big East) were overwhelmed by Creighton's 3-point shooting in a 96-68 pounding at home Monday night. Villanova trailed by as many as 41 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blueprint Breakdown with Drew Dawson: Fueling Creighton’s 3-pointers

Send to KindleCreighton’s 96-68 win over No. 4 Villanova (16-2, 5-1) Monday night including twenty-one 3-pointers – nine alone from 6-foot-7 senior sharpshooter, Ethan Wragge – has been well documented. In fact, few will argument that the Bluejays’ shooting display against ‘Nova Monday will remain a talking point for some time. “That was one of the more incredible things...
Via College Chalktalk
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Gus Johnson calling Creighton Basketball 3-pt barrage

Gus Johnson takes good things and makes them great. His level of excitement turns everything up a notch. I should make that statement about Gus Johnson in ALL CAPS, so you understand the loud volume of the situation. Gus Johnson MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER! Like this Creighton basketball three point barrage against #4 Villanova.  The Creighton Blue Jays buried nine straight threes,...
Via The Sports Bank
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ethan Wragge mantra on 3s: Don't think, just shoot

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Creighton's Ethan Wragge got some words of wisdom from his dad before he put on one of the great shooting exhibitions of the college basketball season. Two nights after he went 2 for 8 on 3-pointers in a loss at Providence, Wragge made seven straight in the first seven minutes of Monday's game against fourth-ranked Villanova...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton Opens Game With Nine Straight Threes, Gus Johnson Reacts Predictably

Creighton faced off against No. 4 Villanova yesterday and, boy, did the Bluejays come to play right out of the gate. Creighton, led by senior big man Ethan Wragge, opened the game with nine (NINE!) straight three-pointers to jump out to a huge lead. You can check out that hot start in the video above, which features Gus Johnson on play-by-play duties. Gus enjoyed it as much as you’d...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 21, 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

#4 No More: Creighton Dominates Big East Leader Villanova 96-68

Ethan Wragge/gocreighton.comThe ingredients were there for Jay Wright and his team to make a statement that the Big East is their's to lose. The #4 Wildcats hoped to defeat a reeling Creighton team, who lost to Providence this past weekend and beat them in front of a national audience on Monday in Philadelphia.Well, no such luck for the Wildcats. The Blue Jays came into the Wells...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton knocks off #4 Villanova 96-68 behind 21 threes

Philadelphia, PA - The Creighton Bluejays were able to knock off the #4 ranked Villanova Wildcats in a big way tonight, defeating them 96-68. This was a huge win for the currently unranked Bluejays. They were able to knock down 21 three-point shots in this game, and whenever those shots are put up in that quantity, it’s going to be difficult to win. Villanova was led by a big game...
Via Sports-Glory
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton nails 21 from beyond arc, scorches No. 4 Villanova

Ethan Wragge tied a school record with nine 3-pointers for all 27 points, Doug McDermott hit five 3s and scored 23 points, and Creighton set a team mark with 21 3-pointers in a 96-68 victory over No. 4 Villanova on Monday night. The Bluejays (16-3, 6-1 Big East) topped the school record of 20 3s set in 2005 against Chattanooga. Kyle Korver hit nine 3s against Evansville on Jan....
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Villanova Gets Blown Out By Unranked Creighton

At one point Monday night, the No. 4 ranked team in the country, Villanova, trailed an unranked Creighton squad by 40 points. And while the Wildcats made the score at least a bit more respectable (96-68) in the game’s final few minutes, this was a blowout was from start to finish. Creighton shot 60% from 3-point land, hitting a total of 21 (!) 3-balls on the night. Senior forward...
Via College Spun
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton nails 21 from beyond arc, scorches No. 4 Villanova

Ethan Wragge tied a school record with nine 3-pointers for all 27 points, Doug McDermott hit five 3s and scored 23 points, and Creighton set a team mark with 21 3-pointers in a 96-68 victory over No. 4 Villanova on Monday night.
Via FOXSports.com
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler-Creighton Preview

Former mid-major darlings Creighton and Butler are on opposite ends of the spectrum in their first Big East seasons. The No. 20 Bluejays have a share of the conference lead and are riding a nine-game win streak Tuesday night as they host a Bulldogs team that owns the Big East's worst mark. These programs have enjoyed varying degrees of success in smaller conferences and now will...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

McDermott scores 35, Creighton tops Xavier 95-89

Doug McDermott scored 35 points with his sprained left shoulder, and Creighton held off Xavier 95-89 Sunday to move into a tie for first place in the Big East. Ethan Wragge added 15 points on five 3-pointers, including three in a row to help the Bluejays add to a four-point halftime lead. Devin Brooks added 14 points as the Bluejays (14-2, 4-0) won their ninth straight game. Semaj...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

McDermott scores 35, Creighton tops Xavier 95-89

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Doug McDermott scored 35 points with his sprained left shoulder, and Creighton held off Xavier 95-89 Sunday to move into a tie for first place in the Big East. Ethan Wragge added 15 points on five 3-pointers, including three in a row to help the Bluejays add to a four-point halftime lead. Devin Brooks added 14 points as the Bluejays (14-2, 4-0) won their ninth...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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