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MVC brings the Madness to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. You want crazy? Weve got crazy. We love crazy. We live crazy. This week, Arch Madness comes with a straitjacket attached. Consider: The Missouri Valley Conferences regular-season champion, Creighton, lost at home to the MVC tournaments No. 6 seed, Illinois State, and fell at 9 seed Drake. Wichita State, the loops surprising runner-up and the tourney 2 seed, lost...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

MVC brings the Madness to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. You want crazy? Weve got crazy. We love crazy. We live crazy. This week, Arch Madness comes with a straitjacket attached. Consider: The Missouri Valley Conferences regular-season champion, Creighton, lost at home to the MVC tournaments No. 6 seed, Illinois State, and fell at 9 seed Drake. Wichita State, the loops surprising runner-up and the tourney 2 seed, lost...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

CU's Jones, Wichita's Hall know value of heart

Josh Jones came into Koch Arena just as Carl Hall was leaving, wounded hearts passing in the January night. "How's your thumb?" asked Jones, Creighton's senior guard. "I'm cool," replied Hall, Wichita State's senior forward. "Are you playing tonight?" Jones asked. "Yeah, I'm going to play," Hall said, nodding, wiggling...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Evansville-Creighton Preview

Despite facing some adversity, Creighton has bounced back from its lone defeat with a chance to finish an undefeated December. The 16th-ranked Bluejays will try to keep moving forward without one of their top players Saturday night when they go after their 14th consecutive home win against Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference opener. Josh Jones, Creighton's sixth man...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Creighton's Jones moving on from basketball

The game he loves more than almost anything else might end up killing him. That fact alone would be enough to break Josh Jones' heart, if it weren't broken already. "But at the end of the day, I can honestly say to myself, (that) I can leave the game satisfied, knowing that I left it all on the floor," Creighton's senior guard told FOXSportsKansasCity.com Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Jones: Giving up hoops due to heart

As hard as it is for Creighton's Josh Jones to give up basketball, he says it's not worth risking his life to keep playing. Doctors advised Jones to stop playing after he underwent a procedure Dec. 18 to locate and correct an atrial flutter. He faces more procedures to treat the heart condition that caused him to faint before a game three weeks ago. He said he wanted to...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Creighton's Jones quits because of heart

Courtesy: Creighton Media Relations OMAHA, Neb. -- Josh Jones is hanging up his high tops for good. The senior guard on the Creighton mens basketball team has announced that his basketball career is over, the result of an atrial flutter discovered after the Omaha native fainted prior to warm-ups at Nebraska on Dec. 6th. Jones underwent nine hours of testing on Dec. 18th, but in...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Surgery, loss can't dampen spirit of CU's Jones

He remembers Nebraska fans giving him hell again, the serve and volley of the usual grief. The Omaha kid, back in Lincoln, always trying to get the last word. In high school, Josh Jones had won three state titles at the Devaney Center. Technically, it was the Cornhuskers' building, but it was also his house. "It's kind of an in-state thing," Creighton's senior...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Biggest tests are within for Creighton's Jones

He remembers Nebraska fans giving him hell again, the serve and volley of the usual grief. The Omaha kid, back in Lincoln, always trying to get the last word. In high school, Josh Jones had won three state titles at the Devaney Center. Technically, it was the Cornhuskers' building, but it was also his house. "It's kind of an in-state thing," Creighton's senior...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

CU's Jones faces surgery with a heavy heart

He remembers Nebraska fans giving him hell again, the serve and volley of the usual grief. The Omaha kid, back in Lincoln, always trying to get the last word. In high school, Josh Jones had won three state titles at the Devaney Center. Technically, it was the Cornhuskers' building, but it was also his house. "It's kind of an in-state thing," Creighton's senior...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

CU's Jones faces surgery with a heavy heart

He remembers Nebraska fans giving him hell again, the serve and volley of the usual grief. The Omaha kid, back in Lincoln, always trying to get the last word. In high school, Josh Jones had won three state titles at the Devaney Center. Technically, it was the Cornhuskers' building, but it was also his house. "It's kind of an in-state thing," Creighton's senior...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 16 Creighton takes down Akron

Creighton coach Greg McDermott said he was ''scared to death'' of Akron heading into their game on Sunday. It turns out he had nothing to worry about. Doug McDermott scored 20 of his 30 points in the first half, leading the 16th-ranked Bluejays to a 77-61 victory over the rusty Zips. ''This is a really good win,'' Greg McDermott said. ''...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Akron-Creighton Preview

With some of its thoughts likely on one player's health, Creighton will try to add to a string of impressive performances. While Josh Jones continues to recover, the 16th-ranked Bluejays will seek a third easy win in as many games this month as they face upstart Akron on Sunday. Creighton blew out in-state rival Nebraska 64-42 on Thursday after Jones fainted during pregame...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Heart procedure for Creighton player

Creighton guard Josh Jones will undergo a procedure to address a heart problem that caused him to pass out before a game against Nebraska last week. Coach Greg McDermott says Jones had an atrial flutter on Dec. 6. Doctors plan to perform an ablation on his heart next Tuesday to restore a normal heart rhythm. Doctors will examine his heart in another test a month later to determine...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Creighton's Josh Jones hospitalized

Creighton guard Josh Jones will be held overnight and undergo further testing Friday at a Lincoln hospital after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska. Coach Greg McDermott wrote in a text message to The Associated Press on Thursday night that Jones ''is tired but doing well.'' McDermott said after the game that Jones fainted during pregame...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 16 Creighton beats Nebraska

The Creighton-Nebraska rivalry is alive and well. It showed on the face of the Bluejays' Grant Gibbs, the 3-inch claw mark down his left cheek and the scratch under his right eye. Players on both sides, no doubt, left the Devaney Center with bumps and bruises after 16th-ranked Creighton's 64-42 victory Thursday night. ''It was physical,'' Gibbs said. &...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Creighton's Josh Jones hospitalized after feinting

Creighton guard Josh Jones was taken to a Lincoln hospital for tests after passing out before the Bluejays' game against Nebraska. Jones' condition wasn't known Thursday night. He had heart surgery in September 2007. Coach Greg McDermott said after the game that Jones feinted during pregame warmups. He was taken out of the Devaney Center on a stretcher. His mother...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 16 Creighton 64, Nebraska 42

Doug McDermott scored 27 points, Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 16 Creighton pulled away in the second half for a 64-42 victory over Nebraska in the annual meeting of the state rivals Thursday night. Creighton (8-1) won in Lincoln for the first time since 2004. Dylan Talley scored 14 points and Brandon Ubel had eight points and 10 rebounds to lead the...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Presbyterian-Creighton Preview

While Creighton's offense continues to run through star Doug McDermott, consistent production from reserve Josh Jones could prove to be key. The No. 15 Bluejays look to open 3-0 for the third consecutive season Sunday as they host offensively challenged Presbyterian in the Las Vegas Invitational. McDermott averaged 22.9 points in 2011-12 to rank third in the country, leading...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

UAB blows a lead, loses 77-60 to No. 15 Creighton

The UAB Blazers had Creighton star Doug McDermott right where they wanted him - on the bench in foul trouble. Then they found out the 15th-ranked Bluejays aren't a one-man team. Reserve guard Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for McDermott's quiet night in Creighton's 77-60 victory Wednesday night. ''The bottom line is...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Backup lifts Creighton over UAB

Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for Doug McDermott's quiet night in No. 15 Creighton's 77-60 victory over UAB on Wednesday night. Jones matched his career high with four 3-pointers. The backup guard made two during a personal 10-0 run that tied it 45 and two more during a 15-0 spurt that finished off the Blazers (1-1). McDermott,...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jones' block lifts Creighton over Alabama 58-57

Alabama played its style of game Friday against Creighton. The Crimson Tide just didn't finish it. After missing two crucial free throws with 8.7 seconds left, Creighton guard Josh Jones blocked Trevor Releford's 3-point attempt as the clock expired to give the Bluejays a 58-57 victory in the NCAA tournament. Releford thought he got fouled on the shot. ''I felt...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Alabama Basketball: Missed Call Late Sinks Tide against Creighton

For thirty-nine minutes and 58 seconds, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Creighton Bluejays fought to a near draw. Creighton held a 58-57 lead with 2.2 seconds left, and the Crimson Tide was going to get the last shot to try and win the game. Trevor Releford got the inbound pass from Andrew Steele, and after a crossover dribble pulled up for what would have been a game winning three...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Creighton escapes with win over 'Bama

Creighton's drought in the NCAA tournament is over. Doug McDermott scored 16 points and the Bluejays overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat Alabama 58-57 Friday for their first tournament victory in 10 years. Alabama had a chance to win during the frantic final seconds, but Josh Jones blocked Trevor Releford's 3-point attempt from the top of the key as...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

McDermott helps lift Creighton over Alabama

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Creighton's drought in the NCAA tournament is over. Doug McDermott scored 16 points and the Bluejays overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat Alabama 58-57 Friday for their first tournament victory in 10 years. Alabama had a chance to win during the frantic final seconds, but Josh Jones blocked Trevor Releford's 3-point attempt from...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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