Creighton Bluejays On Cruise Control In MVC Tournament

By Trevor Lowry
Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports

The Creighton Bluejays will make the MVC tournament championship as expected, since they did win the the regular season conference title and all.

Unless if a miracle happens, Creighton is going to advance to the championship game in the MVC tournament. The Bluejays are currently leading Indiana State by the score of 51-26, so I guess you could say that they are in control in that game.

To make it this far in the tournament–which only took one game to do so–Creighton beat No. 9 seed Drake. However, the game was much closer than it should have been, if you consider 12 points a close game for this team.

This team will play the winner between the Wichita State and Illinois State game. If the seeds hold up, No. 1 Creighton will likely play No. 2 Wichita State in the championship game. The Bluejays may have won the regular season title, but they just recently lost to the Shockers by 12 points and gave up 91 points in the contest.

Creighton is likely looking at a No. 7-9 seed in the NCAA tournament, despite beating California, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Indiana State, Wichita State and Northern Iowa on the year, among others.

However, the Bluejays should not be taken lightly, especially since they have that one guy named Doug McDermott on the team. Anytime you have a player that can score at will in multiple ways, you have a shot at going deep into the dance. Just ask Jameer Nelson that, who led Saint Joseph’s all the way to the Elite Eight in 2004. Yes, the Hawks were the No. 1 seed that year, but still.

Creighton may not be the most dominant team in the country, but with a sweep of the regular season title and the conference tournament, it would sure have a lot of momentum going into the big dance, which is a very big thing.


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