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 Big East opponents also have learned what to expect from the Bluejays, and not all of it had been anticipated. Just about everyone knew before the season that Creighton possessed a gifted offense led by two-time All-American Doug McDermott.