2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Creighton Bluejays

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Record: 26-7

RPI: 11

BPI: 15

Conference: Big East Basketball

How They Qualified: At-Large Berth

Region: No. 3 seed in the West

 

Remember when Creighton was a mid-major? Yeah me too. It may seem like it has been a long time since the Bluejays have played in the MVC, but it was only a season ago. Now, Creighton is arguably the best team in the Big East, which is a power conference.

Whether the case, this is Doug McDermott‘s last chance to win a national title. He has been one of the best players since he stepped foot on a college basketball court. McDermott did average 14.9 points per game as a freshman and 22 or more points per game every season after that.

Creighton is definitely a good three-point shooting team, so hopefully your favorite team –assuming they made the dance– does not play the Bluejays when they are on fire from deep.

 

What You Need to Know:

Leading Scorer: Doug McDermott (26.9 ppg)

Leading Rebounder: Doug McDermott (7.0 rpg)

Leading Passer: Austin Chatman (4.5 apg)

Bad Losses: None  

Good Wins: Villanova (twice)

 

Let’s talk about Doug McDermott some more. As you can see, the man knows how to put the basketball into the hoop very well. What you may not know is he stands at 6-foot-8 and he also shoots 45.4 percent from behind the arc. That is simply amazing no matter what level a player is playing at and it is actually down from his past two seasons.

Creighton did not lose to a lot of teams this year. It also wasn’t overly challenged, but it was still tested enough and is more than ready to make a deep run in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

The Creighton Bluejays are dancing!

 

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.