Creighton takes the highest ranking in program history into Wednesday night’s BIG EAST game at home against 12th ranked Butler. The Bluejays are 15-1 overall and 3-1 in the league race after road wins against St. John’s and Providence. They are ranked eighth in the latest Associated Press Poll.
“In the film room we gave ourselves a little round of applause just because it is a first”, said Creighton coach Greg McDermott. “It is the first time anybody that has worn a Creighton uniform has been ranked this high in the country. The guys deserve a pat on the back.”
Butler is also 3-1 in conference play and the Bulldogs do a good job on defense of limiting easy baskets.
“They do a great job of stopping you in transition and that is where it starts with them”, added McDermott. “They are going to defend you and they don’t make a lot of mistakes defensively. You have to earn it.”
Tipoff in the CenturyLink Center is 8:00p.m. The game will be televised by FS1.