Creighton will try to cool off Providence in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament in Madison Square Garden. The Bluejays are 23-8 and must slow down a Fryar squad that has won six straight games, including a 68-66 win in Omaha back on February 22.
“We controlled most of the game and let it get away at the end”, said Creighton coach Greg McDermott. “In that regard we are all hungry to get back on the floor against them but they are playing great basketball.”
McDermott says the Jays hope a good performance this weekend will build momentum heading into the NCAA Tournament.
“It certainly would make us feel better going into Sunday if we could win a few and maybe get to Saturday”, added McDermott. “The good news is we have played pretty well against the teams on our side of the bracket.”
Tipoff in New York City is 8:30p.m. The game will be televised by FS1.