Creighton coach Greg McDermott says every win in a tough BIG EAST race is huge and the Bluejays sit in third place with an 8-4 record heading into Saturday’s game against fifth ranked Xavier. Creighton used a late three pointer by Marcus Foster to escape with a 76-75 win at DePaul on Wednesday night, the same night that St. John’s won its first league game by stunning top ranked Villanova.
“Our league is number one in the RPI right now so we are playing in the best league in the country”, said McDermott. “You just have to fine a way to eke out any win you can.”
Saturday’s game begins a stretch in which five of the next six games will be played at the CenturyLink Center where the Jays are 13-0 this season.
“We get to be home a lot in February which is nice”, added McDermott. “We have played well there. “Our crowds have been great and our fans have been awesome and that is going to need to continue for us to finish this off.”
Xavier is 10-2 in the BIG EAST after a 98-93 win at Butler on Tuesday night. The Musketeers are 22-3 overall.