Nationally-ranked Creighton will host Long Beach State in the annual BracketBusters field announced on ESPNU. The Bluejays and 49ers will play on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 18, in a 9 pm Central game at CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb. It’ll be the fifth all-time meeting between the schools, and first since Jan. 20, 1973.
Creighton (20-2) has won 10 straight games are also in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 10-1 record. Long Beach State (16-6) has won its last nine games and are 6-5 on the road this season against a brutal schedule that included road games at Pittsburgh, San Diego State, Louisville, Kansas and North Carolina.
The Creighton men’s basketball team moved up two spots in both top-25 polls released on Monday. Creighton is 12th in the coaches poll and 13th in the Associated Press poll.