Creighton hopes to keep pace with BIG EAST leader Villanova when the 22nd ranked Bluejays host Xavier Saturday afternoon. Creighton is coming off an impressive 76-67 win at Butler which snapped a two game losing skid.
Creighton connected on 13-of-21 shots from three point range against the Bulldogs.
“Part of it is we shared it better but we also made some shots which was good to see”, said Creighton coach Greg McDermott. “It has been a while since we had a shooting game like that.”
McDermott says the margin of error is slim for the Jays to stay in the title hunt. They trail fourth ranked Villanova by a game with eight remaining.
“If we are going to compete for a championship we are going to have to win a ton of games here”, added McDermott. “I just don’t see Villanova losing more than one or two more.”
Xavier is 7-3 in the league race after a 72-70 win over Seton Hall. Tipoff in the CenturyLink Center is 2:00p.m. The game will be televised by FOX.