No. 1 Villanova Thumps Creighton 98-78 For 8th Straight WinCollin Gillespie squeezed a stress ball in his dorm room to improve the grip on his injured left hand. Now he has a hold on the role as Villanova's sixth man — healthy and hopeful he can do his part to lead the Wildcats to yet another Big East title.
2017 Big East Basketball Tournament PreviewThe Big East Tournament may seem like Villanova's for the taking, but Butler and others will challenge them come tipoff Wednesday.
Baylor Shuts Down McDermott And Creighton, 85-55Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton's Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of the one of the most prolific scorers in college history with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional.
Rising Star: Creighton Forward Ethan WraggeAccording to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.
Rothstein: Friday's NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Best Bet For An Upset & MoreDon't be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
Rising Star: Creighton Junior Doug McDermottIt’s been one tremendous season for Creighton. From the rumors that Creighton will be one of the new teams invited to the Big East to the terrific season for the Bluejays, culminating in a No. 7-seed in the NCAA tournament.
Creighton Defeats Drake 65-53 In MVC TournamentDoug McDermott scored 23 points to become Creighton's all-time scoring leader and the top-seeded Bluejays defeated Drake 65-53 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.