The Creighton Bluejays hope to find their shooting touch on Sunday when they close out the home schedule against St. Johns.
The Bluejays made only three of 21 shots from three point range in Wednesday’s loss to Marquette as they fell to 8-7 in the Big East. Creighton is connecting on 35 percent from three point range on the season but in their last five losses the Bluejays are only 26 percent from behind the arc.
“I feel like if we come out of it we have got a chance to go on an unbelievable run”, said Creighton coach Greg McDermott. “Sometimes you are what the numbers say you are and we chart a lot of stuff in practice and the numbers in practice are a long ways away from the numbers in games.”
McDermott says when the Bluejays struggle from three point range it affects their entire offensive attack.
“Without that you don’t have the spacing or the lanes to drive and it is perplexing because we have shot it pretty well in practice and that is the hard thing for me to understand.”
Creighton is 17-11 overall. Under first year coach Chris Mullin St. Johns has struggled to a 1-15 Big East record and is 8-21 overall.