Creighton Talks Round Three

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - ASAP Quotes presents the full transcript from Creighton's Saturday press conference, featuring head coach Greg McDermott and athletes Doug McDermott, Ethan Wragge, Jahenns Manigat, and Grant Gibbs...
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton Advances with 76-66 Win over Louisiana-Lafayette

Doug McDermott scored in bunches and Ethan Wragge delivered the critical 3-pointers. Together they kept Creighton marching on, right back where they'd promised they'd be. McDermott scored 30 points and Wragge made three huge momentum-changing shots in the second half, sending No. 3 seed Creighton to a tough 76-66 win over No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday in the West...
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March 21, 2014  |  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.
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Podium: Creighton

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - The NCAA presents a full transcript of Creighton head coach Greg McDermott and athletes Doug McDermott, Ethan Wragge, Jahenns Manigat, and Grant Gibbs from the Bluejays' Thursday press conference...
March 20, 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...
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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...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton 72, Seton Hall 71

Doug McDermott scored 29 points and the host Bluejays held off the upset-minded Pirates in a Big East contest. McDermott made 8-of-14 from the field and 12-of-16 from the foul line in moving into 10th place on the NCAA all-time scoring list for Creighton (23-4, 13-2). Grant Gibbs put up 16 points and made 3-of-4 3-point attempts while Ethan Wragge hit two from beyond the arc en...
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February 24, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

McDermott scores 32 to lead Creighton past DePaul

DePaul almost put a chainsaw to Creighton's Lumberjack festivities Friday night. Twenty-point underdogs, the Blue Demons were down one point against the No. 12 Bluejays with 7½ minutes to play and were still down four points with 6:15 remaining. The difference down the stretch was that Creighton had a two-time All-American on its side and DePaul did not. Doug McDermott scored...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Big East scrambles to adapt to Bluejays

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.” Nine...
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February 01, 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...
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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...
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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,...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton University men’s basketball team hosting Lumberjack Night

Tweet   In their first season in the Big East the Creighton Bluejays men’s basketball team currently occupies the conference’s top spot with a 16-3 record (6-1 in Big East). Senior Doug McDermott leads the way with averages of 24.8 points (50% FG) and 7.1 rebounds, but classmate Ethan Wragge and his trademark beard bring fans at CenturyLink Center...
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January 21, 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...
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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...
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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...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ethan Wragge, college basketball’s best shooter, shot his first three … in 10th grade?

Ethan Wragge is the best shooter in college basketball. Yeah, I know, that’s about as subjective a statement as a writer can make, one that can be debated and argued and nitpicked until no one actually cares who the best shooter in the country is anymore. But as of tonight, it’s not a discussion. As of Monday, January 20th, no one can touch Ethan Wragge, because no one else...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

For one night, hoops heaven in Nebraska

Oh, what a night. This was an unbelievable night. It was a night of two games, two victories, two statements. Creighton 96, No. 4 Villanova 68. Nebraska 68, No. 17 Ohio State 62. Side by side on your Twitter feed. Side by side in your sports bar. Side by side in the headlines. According to World-Herald research, this was the first time Nebraska and Creighton have beaten ranked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-mendous: Creighton blows out No. 4 Villanova

The shooting display Creighton unleashed Monday night on the country's fourth-ranked team was outlandish even by its own lofty standards. The Bluejays made their first nine shots from beyond the arc and finished with a program-record 21 3-point baskets in dismantling Villanova 96-68 before 14,114 at the Wells Fargo Center. Ethan Wragge made seven of those first nine shots,...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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