Creighton to face BYU in NIT Quarterfinal

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Story Courtesy: Creighton Athletics

Game #35 • Creighton at BYU • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 • 8:05 p.m CST

No. 4 seed Creighton Bluejays at No. 2 seed BYU Cougars
Marriott Center (22,700) • Provo, Utah
Radio:?KOZN 1620 AM,
Television: ESPN
Series History: BYU leads, 6-3
Last Meeting: #21 BYU 77, Creighton 65 on Dec. 1, 2010 in Omaha, Neb.Game #35 • Creighton at BYU • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 • 8:05 p.m CST

Next Game
Fourth-seeded Creighton (20-14) visits second-seeded BYU (25-10) in the quarterfinal round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night.
Tip-off at Marriott Center (22,700) in Provo, Utah, is scheduled for 8:05 pm CT.

Radio Broadcast Information
KOZN (1620 The Zone) will broadcast all Creighton men’s basketball games during the 2015-16 season. John Bishop and Brody Deren will call the action.
The audio is also webcast live at

Television?Broadcast Information
Tuesday’s game will air nationally on ESPN. Announcers are not yet known

Video Webcast Information
Live streaming video of Tuesday’s game can be found on

Live Stats Information
All of Creighton’s games this season will have free live stats. Visit and click on the small bar graph icon on the scoreboard at the top of the page for the event of your choosing.

Scouting Creighton
Creighton is 20-14, with wins over the likes of Xavier, Seton Hall and Butler this season prior to a 72-54 victory over Alabama last Tuesday and an 87-54 triumph over Wagner on Saturday. Picked to finish ninth in the preseason, the Bluejays went 9-9 in league play and finished sixth in the BIG EAST this year.
The Bluejays are averaging 79.6 points per game and are 15-1 when scoring 80 or more points this season.
Second Team All-BIG EAST guard Maurice Watson Jr. leads the conference with 6.5 assists per contest and Creighton with 14.2 points per game, while Geoffrey Groselle tops the club with 6.1 rebounds per game and is third with 10.9 points per game. He’s shooting 69.7 percent from the field this year, second nationally among players with at least five attempts per game.
Cole Huff (11.1 ppg.) has been in double-figures in eight of the last 11 games, including a career-high 35 points vs. Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Tournament, while James Milliken (9.7 ppg.) has scored 103 points in his last six games and played some of his best basketball in March the past two seasons.

Scouting BYU
BYU is 25-10 this season, including a 15-2 mark at home. The Cougars went 13-5 in the West Coast Conference, finishing third behind Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga.
Chase Fischer (18.3 ppg.), Nick Emery (16.2 ppg.) and Kyle Collinsworth (15.3 ppg.) give the Cougars one of the highest-scoring trio’s in the college game.
Fischer has made 109 three-pointers and made big play after big play down the stretch of BYU’s 80-77 win over Virginia Tech on Friday.
Collinsworth owns the NCAA single-season (6) and career (12) records for triple-doubles and leads the team in rebounds (8.4 rpg.), assists (7.6 apg.) and steals (1.9 spg.) per contest.
The Cougars are +4.8 on the glass and shoot 46.4 percent from the field, 38.4 percent from three-point range and 68.9 percent from the line.