Doc Sadler brings an inexperienced team into Omaha this weekend, but a team that is off to a 5-1 start this season. They’ve played some pretty good competition on the road going 1-1 so far. Creighton is looking forward to getting back into a groove on their home court.
Nebraska is 5-1 on the season, including a 1-1 record in road games. The Huskers have split road games with Saint Louis (L 69-55) and USC (W 51-48) and controlled home games over USC Upstate (W 76-49), TCU (W 90-77), UMKC (W 70-48) and Texas-Pan American (W 81-53).
Senior Ryan Anderson (12.3 ppg.) is the only player averaging in double-figures, but eight other teammates score between 5.8 and 9.7 points per game. Anderson also owns a club-best 17 steals.
Three point shooting has been a key for NU’s early success. The Cornhuskers shoot 48.6 percent from the floor, including 50 percent from three-point range.
Creighton is 2-4 after going 0-3 at the Old Spice Classic last weekend in Orlando, Fla. Creighton has home wins over both Florida A&M and UALR, but lost on the road at No. 21 Dayton and in Orlando to No. 15 Michigan, Xavier and Iona.
The Bluejays are stacked which makes the road woes even more puzzling. They return eight lettermen and three starters from last year’s team that went 27-8 and made a 12th straight postseason appearance.
Creighton has four men averaging in double-figures, a group that consists of Kenny Lawson Jr. (11.3 ppg.), Darryl Ashford (11.0), Justin Carter (10.7) and Ethan Wragge (10.5).