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  • Creighton's Justin Patton to enter NBA draft, intends to hire an agent

    Omaha World-Herald "Justin Patton is going pro, ending his Creighton career after one remarkable redshirt freshman season in which he showed rapid growth and enormous upside. The Big East freshman of the year announced through a CU release Wednesday night that he plans to declare for the NBA draft, sign with an..." April 06

  • Marcus Foster Will Forgo 2017 NBA Draft, Return to Creighton

    Bleacher Report "Creighton guard Marcus Foster will return to Creighton for his senior season, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and ESPN.com's Jeff Borzello. Foster also hinted on Tuesday that he would return to school via an Instagram post. Foster, a junior, was excellent in his first season with..." March 23

  • Red-hot Rhode Island knocks off Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- Hassan Martin powered his way inside for a basket, turned toward the crowd and flexed for the Rhode Island band. It was still early in the second half, but it was already clear that the Rams would not go down without a fight in their first NCAA Tournament appearance since..." March 17

  • Patton, Foster fuel Creighton past Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Patton and Marcus Foster scored 21 points apiece to help Creighton beat Xavier 75-72 in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Cole Huff scored 11 points for sixth-seeded Creighton (25-8). Khyri Thomas had 10 points and..." March 11

  • Plenty of Hart helps No. 2 Villanova win Big East title

    The Sports Xchange "Cutting down nets is becoming a common practice for Villanova. One season after winning the national championship, the Wildcats responded with a Big East regular-season title for the fourth straight year capped by their second conference tournament championship in three years. Josh..." March 11

  • Creighton knocks out Providence in Big East quarterfinal

    The Sports Xchange "A 17-4 run to start the second half enabled sixth-seeded Creighton to stop third-seeded Providence 70-58 on Thursday night in a Big East tournament quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Kyrhi Thomas paced the Bluejays (24-8) with 19 points, Marcus Foster added 15 and Cole..." March 10

  • Marquette completes sweep of Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Jajuan Johnson scored 20 points as Marquette finished off a season sweep of Creighton with a 91-83 victory Saturday afternoon at the Bradley Center. Johnson hit 7 of 13 shots and knocked down four 3-pointers to lead the Golden Eagles, who also got 18 from Markus Howard, 13 from..." March 04

  • Creighton routs St. John's with balanced attack

    The Sports Xchange "Creighton sent its seniors out in style with an 82-68 rout of St. John's in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday in the Bluejays final home game of the regular season. Though Creighton fell out of the Top 25 for the first time all season Monday, the Bluejays (23-7, 10-7 Big East) made a strong case for..." February 28

  • No. 2 Villanova clinches Big East regular season title

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. -- When the final buzzer sounded, the sellout crowd of 6,500 stood and applauded as Villanova celebrated a fourth consecutive Big East regular season championship. Yet the second-ranked Wildcats are far from being satisfied this season. Eric Paschall scored 19 points,..." February 25

  • Suspended Creighton star Maurice Watson facing sex assault charges, warrant issued

    Omaha World-Herald "Authorities on Thursday issued a felony warrant charging Creighton University basketball player Maurice Watson Jr. with first-degree sexual assault. According to police, a 19-year-old woman told them she had been assaulted in the bathroom of a residence near 33rd Street and Poppleton Avenue..." February 24

  • Providence pulls out late win over No. 23 Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Unable to maintain a lead throughout the second half, Providence pulled ahead when it counted most Wednesday as the Friars scored a 68-66 Big East Conference upset over No. 23 Creighton. A 23-foot 3-pointer from the right wing by Kyron Cartwright with three seconds remaining..." February 23

  • Foster powers No. 20 Creighton past Georgetown

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton avenged its biggest defeat of the season Sunday with an 87-70 Big East Conference victory over Georgetown. Junior guard Marcus Foster led the No. 20-ranked Bluejays with a career high 35 points that came on 13-of-19 shooting, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. His..." February 19

  • Carrington's career night carries Seton Hall past No. 20 Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- There was an abundance of NBA scouts at the Prudential Center on Wednesday, primarily to see Creighton freshman center Justin Patton, who began the day third in the nation in field goal percentage. They left with more of an impression of Seton Hall's Khadeen Carrington, who..." February 15

  • No. 23 Creighton breezes past DePaul

    The Sports Xchange "ROSEMONT, Ill. -- It was a day for non-starters to shine for No. 23 Creighton on Saturday. Bluejays coach Greg McDermott used 13 different players and his reserves drew much of the postgame praise following a 93-58 Big East victory over DePaul at Allstate Arena. "Our bench was really..." February 11

  • Musketeers hang on to beat No. 22 Bluejays

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Xavier survived three late turnovers Saturday that Creighton couldn't convert into points as the Musketeers held on for an 82-80 Big East Conference basketball victory over the No. 22-ranked Bluejays. The win for the Musketeers (17-6, 7-3 Big East) before a CenturyLink Center..." February 04

  • No. 22 Creighton uses 3-pointers to beat No. 16 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Creighton coach Greg McDermott figured it was only a matter of time before his team starting hitting 3-pointers. "We're struggled shooting after leading the country in 3-point shooting (44.5 percent) during the nonconference season," said McDermott, whose team shot just 30..." January 31

  • Creighton ends skid with17-point win over DePaul

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton ended its two-game losing skid Saturday by running away from DePaul for an 83-66 Big East Conference basketball victory. The No. 16-ranked Bluejays made a strong case for staying in the Top 25 an all-around performance that helped erase memories of their worst..." January 28

  • Pryor, Peak performances lead Hoyas past No. 16 Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The scoreboard did not work in the first few minutes of Big East game Wednesday between No. 16 Creighton and Georgetown at the Verizon Center. And neither did the Bluejays' outside shooting. Creighton missed its first six shots from 3-point range and was of 1 of 8 from long..." January 25

  • Marquette stuns No. 7 Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- A minimal number of misses Saturday led Marquette to an emphatic 102-94 Big East Conference upset over No. 7-ranked Creighton. In handing the Bluejays their second loss of the season, it was more about how Marquette's offense performed more than who wasn't in the lineup for..." January 21

  • Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. lost for season with torn ACL

    Omaha World-Herald "Maurice Watson is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, the Creighton guard announced Tuesday. "Sucks that I have to go out this way, but I have terrible news," Watson posted on social media. "My MRI discovered I suffered a torn ACL. I'm devastated in the fact that I cannot finish out..." January 17

  • Patton's putback helps No. 7 Creighton edge No. 22 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Creighton built an 11-point lead in the second half Monday without injured point guard Maurice Watson Jr. But it was in the closing minutes with their backs against the wall in a hostile environment that the Bluejays learned to win without him. Justin Patton's putback with 49..." January 16

  • No. 8 Creighton topples No. 12 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Another efficient performance from the field, paired with a better-than-usual showing at the defensive end, led No. 8 Creighton to a 75-64 Big East Conference basketball victory over No. 12 Butler on Wednesday. The Bluejays (16-1, 4-1 Big East) are enjoying a historic week. On..." January 12

  • Patton leads No. 10 Creighton past St. John's

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- So much for St. John's three-game winning streak. Tenth-ranked Creighton came into Carnesecca Arena and snapped the Red Storm's momentum 85-72 before a near-capacity crowd of 4,928 on Wednesday night. The Bluejays (14-1, 2-1 Big East) were coming off their lone loss of the..." January 05

  • No. 1 Villanova rallies, hands Creighton 1st loss

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. - No. 1 Villanova shook off a slow start Saturday and stormed back to overcome a 10-point first-half deficit to remain undefeated with an 80-70 Big East Conference victory over Creighton. Led by a career-high 27 points from sophomore guard Jalen Brunson, the Wildcats improved to..." December 31

  • No. 10 Creighton remains perfect, defeats Seton Hall

    The Sports Xchange "Creighton is off to its best start in the program's history at 13-0 following an 89-75 win over visiting Seton Hall on Wednesday, but the 10th-ranked Bluejays are not satisfied yet with their team goals this week. Top-ranked Villanova, also 13-0, plays at Creighton on Saturday. It will be..." December 28

  • Foster leads Creighton over Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "TEMPE, Ariz. -- No. 9 Creighton has never been ranked higher in the national polls, but the Bluejays see no reason to stop now. Guard Marcus Foster scored a season-high 29 points to lead six players in double figures, and the Bluejays (12-0) made 14 3-pointers in a 96-85 victory over Arizona..." December 21

  • Late surge sends No. 10 Creighton past Oral Roberts

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton turned to its defense Saturday night to preserve its undefeated season with a 66-65 win over Oral Roberts. The No. 10-ranked Bluejays, best known for their prolific offense, needed several key stops in the final two minutes to escape with their 11th win of the season..." December 17

  • No. 10 Creighton crushes Longwood

    The Sports Xchange "Greg McDermott was concerned that his Creighton team might be sluggish on Friday in the wake of Wednesday's emotional victory over Nebraska. But the Bluejays coach needn't have worried. Six players scored in double figures as No. 10 Creighton gave McDermott his 300th career Division I..." December 09

  • Late kick leads No. 10 Creighton past Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "LINCOLN, Neb. -- Creighton fought off a spirited first-half performance by Nebraska before pulling away for a 77-62 victory over the Cornhuskers on Wednesday night. After leading 31-30 and struggling from the field in the first 20 minutes of the game played before a crowd of 15,902 at..." December 08

  • No. 10 Creighton tops Akron to stay unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Tenth-ranked Creighton slowed a late second-half comeback by Akron to keep its undefeated season intact Saturday with an 82-70 victory over the Zips. After trailing 37-30 at halftime, Akron got within 41-38 before a 19-3 run put the Bluejays up 60-41 nearly nine minutes into..." December 03

  • No. 10 Creighton pulls away from Buffalo

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton shook off another slow start Tuesday and outscored Buffalo by 19 points in the second half en route to a 93-72 victory. It turned into another convincing win for the No. 10 Bluejays, who improved to 7-0 before a CenturyLink Center crowd of 16,434. The Bluejays..." November 30

  • No. 12 Creighton pulls away in second half

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton overcame a rare slow start Saturday with a strong second half to pull away for an 82-52 victory over Loyola (Md.). Freshman center Justin Patton finished with a game-high 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting for No. 12 Creighton (6-0). Marcus Foster added 16 while Khyri..." November 26

  • Creighton rallies to beat Ole Miss in Paradise Jam final

    The Sports Xchange "Patiently chipping away at Mississippi's lead in the second half before pulling away in the final five minutes Monday night, Creighton passed its first test as the nation's 12th-ranked college basketball team. The Bluejays broke away from a tie by outscoring Ole Miss 12-3 to earn an 86-77..." November 22

  • No. 22 Creighton blasts N.C. State, gains Paradise Jam final

    The Sports Xchange "Spurred by some heated moments early in the second half Sunday, Creighton steadily pulled away from North Carolina State over the final 12 minutes to earn a 112-94 victory over the Wolfpack in the second round of the Paradise Jam tournament at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The No. 22-ranked..." November 21

  • No. 22 Creighton controls Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Maurice Watson Jr. took all of four shots on Friday night and Creighton coach Greg McDermott called him the star of the game. That's because the senior point guard is even better at passing and distributing the ball. Watson contributed 13 assists in just 21 minutes to help ignite No...." November 18

  • No. 22 Creighton knocks off No. 9 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- A trio of three-point possessions in 47 seconds led 22nd-ranked Creighton to a 79-67 upset of ninth-ranked Wisconsin on Tuesday in one of the Big Ten-Big East Gavitt Tipoff Games. Leading the way for Creighton (2-0) were guards Maurice Watson Jr., Khyri Thomas and Marcus..." November 16

  • No. 22 Creighton slips past Missouri-Kansas City

    The Sports Xchange "No. 22 Creighton never trailed in its season-opening 89-82 win over Missouri-Kansas City on Friday at CenturyLink Center Omaha, but the Bluejays still have work to do if they're going to hang with No. 9 Wisconsin next week. Senior guard Maurice Watson Jr. scored 17 points and handed out nine..." November 12

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