Creighton Rumors & News

  • Creighton's Mo Watson withdraws from NBA draft, will return for senior season

    The Score "Creighton received some good news Thursday, as guard Mo Watson announced he'll be back in the fold for another season. Watson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he'll withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Blue Jays for his senior year. " May 05

  • Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, according to AAU coach "Former Syracuse point guard Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, his former AAU coach Vin Pastore said in a text message. The Bluejays, who play in the Big East Conference, serve as a strong landing spot for Joseph, who went from full-time starter to benched during his sophomore..." April 11

  • Jays point guard Maurice Watson declares for NBA draft, says he’ll likely return

    Omaha World-Herald "Maurice Watson figures the offer is too good to pass up. The Creighton junior guard plans to declare for the NBA draft, but will retain the option to return to school because he isn’t hiring an agent. Watson said Wednesday night that his chances of wearing a Creighton jersey next season “are..." March 31

  • BYU 88, Creighton 82

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Zac Seljaas made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help Brigham Young post an 88-82 victory over Creighton on Tuesday at Provo, Utah, and advances into the NIT semifinals for the second time in four seasons. Junior forward Kyle Davis scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting,..." March 23

  • Creighton 87, Wagner 54

    The Sports Xchange "Senior center Geoffrey Groselle scored 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting and collected nine rebounds to lead Creighton to an easy 87-54 victory over Wagner on Saturday in the second round of the NIT at Omaha, Neb. Junior forward Zach Hanson added 14 points for the fourth-seeded Bluejays (20-14),..." March 19

  • Creighton 72, Alabama 54

    The Sports Xchange "Creighton guard Maurice Watson Jr. scored 20 points, center Geoffrey Groselle had a double-double, and Creighton beat Alabama 72-54 in the opening round of the NIT in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday night. Watson, the team's leading scorer at 14.2 points per game, made 8 of 13 shots from the field...." March 16

  • No. 5 Musaketeers survive late run by Bluejays

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Xavier coach Chris Mack wasn't as concerned with Creighton scoring 93 points on Saturday as he was about how it all transpired. In the end, the Musketeers will take the win and the sliver of momentum it provides them heading into the Big East Conference tournament...." March 05

  • Mitchell Ballock turns down Kansas to take Creighton offer

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton got its second commitment for its 2017 recruiting class from a Kansas boy with a Jayhawk basketball scholarship offer in his back pocket. Mitchell Ballock, a 6-foot-4 sharpshooting guard from Eudora, Kansas, informed Creighton’s staff Sunday that he will sign a letter of intent next..." February 08

  • 4-star recruit Ty-Shon Alexander commits to Creighton

    The Score "Creighton added another dead-eye shooter to its 2017 recruiting class Saturday in shooting guard Ty-Shon Alexander, CBS's Jon Rothstein reports. The 6-foot-4 guard is currently playing for the Oak Hill Academy." October 31

  • North Carolina guard Davion Mintz commits to Creighton

    Omaha World-Herald "The Creighton men's basketball team picked up a commitment on Sunday night from guard Davion Mintz. Mintz, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, N.C., announced his commitment on Twitter Sunday. He is the first known member of the 2016 recruiting class..." October 05

  • Isaiah Zierden cleared to go full speed

    College Basketball Talk "Isaiah Zierden has had his first two seasons at Creighton shortened by injury. A knee injury at the beginning of March put an end to his 2013-14 season. After taking on a larger role on a young Creighton team, Zierden was sidelined for the last 20 games of this past season after he suffered..." September 21

  • Juco guard Malik Albert picks Creighton

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton has signed former juco All-American Malik Albert. He was a high scorer for Mott Community College who sat out this past season to get his academics in order. "We are thrilled to add Malik to our team," Creighton coach Greg McDermott said in a press release. "He is a very gifted..." June 29

  • Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster picks Creighton

    Omaha World-Herald "Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster tweeted on Sunday that he was joining the Creighton program. Foster was on a visit to Creighton this weekend. He averaged 15.5 points as a freshman and 12.5 points as a sophomore before being dismissed from the team by Kansas State coach Bruce Weber after..." April 19

  • Creighton G Isaiah Zierden (knee) to miss remainder of season

    SI "Creighton guard Isaiah Zierden will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury, the school announced on Friday. In a news release, Creighton described the injury as a "partially torn medial collateral ligament and patella injury" in Zierden's right knee. He suffered the..." January 26

  • Creighton basketball player James Milliken suspended

    Omaha World-Herald "James Milliken ran out of chances Tuesday. Creighton coach Greg McDermott suspended the junior guard indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules. McDermott indicated after practice Tuesday that it wasn’t one particular incident that led to his decision. “It’s a failure to live up..." December 17

  • Lure of top competition draws Marlon Stewart to Bluejays

    Omaha World-Herald "Marlon Stewart showed up on his official visit to Creighton on Friday with no scholarship offer in hand. He left Omaha on Sunday with an offer, and Monday the point guard from Eldridge, Iowa, decided to accept it and become the second member of Creighton’s 2015 recruiting class. “I was excited..." September 23

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Creighton guard Austin Chatman to have thumb surgery

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton men's basketball's Austin Chatman will undergo surgery Tuesday as doctors reattach the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. The senior guard's activity will be limited to some conditioning and drills while wearing a cast, which is expected to be needed for two..." July 22

  • Creighton gets 2015 commitment from center Justin Patton

    College Basketball Talk "Creighton received a verbal commitment from Justin Patton, a 6-foot-10 2015 center from Omaha North High (Nebraska). This was first reported by Nebraska High School Hoops on Tuesday evening, followed by multiple reports that confirmed the commitment. “I really worked on my game since last..." June 18

  • Creighton’s Doug McDermott had his doubts about ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover idea

    College Basketball Talk "During the 2013-14 season, one of the biggest attention-grabbers in college basketball was the Sports Illustrated cover featuring Creighton’s Doug McDermott that was a recreation of the cover that featured Larry Bird back in 1979. While Bird played well enough at Indiana State to eventually have..." May 18

  • Guard Darian Harris plans to transfer from Creighton

    Omaha "Darian Harris’ decision to leave the Creighton basketball program gives the Bluejays a much-needed scholarship as they attempt to upgrade their talent. Creighton coach Greg McDermott confirmed Saturday that Harris, a 6-foot-6 guard, has decided to transfer. The freshman from Springdale, Ark.,..." April 28

  • Doug McDermott Earns Naismith Trophy "After two consecutive seasons of being an award finalist, the third time was a charm for Creighton University senior Doug McDermott, as he was named winner of the 2014 Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T. The Atlanta Tipoff Club made the announcement earlier..." April 07

  • Doug McDermott Named Winner of Wooden Award as Nation's Best Player "The John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year honor, was awarded today in Fort Worth, Texas, on ESPN’s SportsCenter by Coach John Wooden’s grandson, Greg Wooden, on behalf of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, to Creighton University..." April 05

  • Creighton’s Doug McDermott named USBWA Player of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "With more than 3,000 points and player of the year awards in two different conferences (Missouri Valley and Big East) during his career, Creighton’s Doug McDermott will go down as one of the all-time greats. As for this season the forward has managed to collect multiple national Player of the Year..." April 04

  • Doug McDermott Wins 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy "The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott as the winner of the 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year. The announcement was made at a news conference today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, site of..." April 04

  • McDermott, Marshall honored by AP

    ESPN "Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wichita State's Gregg Marshall have been selected as The Associated Press' player and coach of the year, respectively. McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, was a near-unanimous selection as player of the..." April 03

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBS Sports "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBS Sports "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Baylor blows out Creighton 85-55, advances to Sweet 16

    Dallas Morning News "The Baylor Bears completed their transformation from all-but-done to Anaheim-bound on Sunday in an 85-55 victory in which they crushed No. 3 seed Creighton from the tip. The Bears, on the NCAA Tournament bubble not long ago, advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five seasons. No. 2..." March 24

  • 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..." March 21

  • Defending Creighton's Doug McDermott will be tough for UL-Lafayette

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "University of Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin was in on the ground floor of Creighton sharpshooter Doug McDermott. In November of 2010, Marlin took his Ragin' Cajuns on the road to Creighton to face the Bluejays and McDermott, then just a freshman with no name recognition in his only his..." March 20

  • Creighton Earns No. 3 Seed in 2014 NCAA Tournament "The Creighton Men's Basketball team earned a No. 3 seed, as an at-large team, in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, facing Louisiana in the Second Round on Friday, March 21 in San Antonio, Texas. The Bluejays are making their 19th appearance in the NCAA Tournament (overall record of 11-19), including..." March 20

  • Providence 65, Creighton 58

    ProSportsDaily "Bryce Cotton scored 23 points and LaDontae Henton came up big down the stretch as the Friars upset the Bluejays at New York City's Madison Square Garden to win their first Big East tournament title in 20 years. Providence, an original member of the Big East, had only made the tournament..." March 16

  • BIG EAST CHAMPIONS! Providence wins title over Creighton, 65-58

    Providence Journal "Forget the bubble talk. The Providence College Friars will dance into their first NCAA Tournament in a decade this week as the newly crowned Big East champions. The Friars (23-11) won their second title, and first since 1994, Saturday under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, outlasting..." March 16

  • Creighton 86, Xavier 78

    ProSportsDaily "Doug McDermott continued to light up the scoreboard, scoring 32 points as the Bluejays advanced to the title game in their first Big East tournament in New York. The nation's leading scorer delivered another strong performance for Creighton (26-6) after scoring a career-high 45 points against..." March 15

  • Creighton 84, DePaul 62

    ProSportsDaily "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..." March 14

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Is Doug McDermott worth $12.2M to Creighton?

    USA Today ""A handoff, Gibbs, a give-back, a look for Artino, they look for McDermott. He's outside the arc. McDermott gets a screen. For three! Goes in! Yessir!" The voice of John Bishop, Creighton's play-by-play man, rang over the radio broadcast. There was brief silence. In the background, the public..." March 12

  • Sporting News Names Creighton's McDermott National Player of the Year "Creighton forward Doug McDermott has been named the National Player of the Year by Sporting News, the publication announced on Tuesday. McDermott is the first player to win the award while playing for a BIG EAST school since St. John's forward Walter Berry in 1985-86. McDermott leads the nation..." March 11

  • McDermott quiets doubters, earns All-Big East honors

    Omaha World-Herald "One of the questions entering the college basketball season was whether Creighton’s Doug McDermott could have the same degree of success in the bigger, stronger and faster world of the Big East as he did in the Missouri Valley. McDermott’s unanimous selection to the All-Big East first team..." March 10

  • Creighton 88, Providence 73

    ProSportsDaily "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..." March 09

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • Georgetown beats No. 13 Creighton 75-63

    Washington Post "In dire need of fortifying its NCAA tournament credentials with the regular season drawing to an end, the Georgetown men’s basketball team continued to make the case it belongs at least in the conversation with a 75-63 victory over 13th-ranked Creighton on Tuesday evening at Verizon..." March 05

  • Creighton freshman Isaiah Zierden out indefinitely

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Zierden has seen his minutes fluctuate throughout the season, but the Creighton freshman was making a bigger contribution lately. Unfortunately, Zierden's increased role has hit a potential bump in the road. The 6-foot-2 guard left Saturday's game against Xavier with an injury, and his..." March 03

  • Xavier gets revenge on No. 9 Creighton 75-69

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier’s men’s basketball team may have lost its first game against No. 9 Creighton in Omaha, but it reveled in a 75-69 victory in Saturday’s rematch at Cintas Center. And what a win it was. By defeating player of the year candidate Doug McDermott and the Bluejays, the Musketeers claimed..." March 02

  • McDermott, Parker, Wiggins among 10 players still on Naismith list

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta TipOff Club on Friday announced the 10 national semifinalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy. Listed alphabetically, they are: Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) Nick Johnson (Arizona) Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati) Doug McDermott (Creighton) Shabazz Napier (Connecticut)..." February 28

  • No. 9 Men's Basketball Earns Highest AP Rank Ever "The first-place Creighton Men's Basketball has earned its highest ranking in school history, coming in at No. 9 in this week's Associated Press poll. The Bluejays are also 10th in the USA Today Coaches poll and seventh in this week's RPI released by the NCAA. Off to a 23-4 start and a 13-2..." February 26

  • Creighton 72, Seton Hall 71

    ProSportsDaily "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..." February 24