'Everybody bought in' for the Jays last season. / Sunrise Christian [Kan.] Academy, Chicago, Ill. / Westinghouse College Prep. UConn men’s basketball schedule tracker + by Dan Madigan The UConn Blog Jan 19, 2021, ... Creighton will look for its seventh straight victory against a beaten up Butler squad. 5-10, 165 | Sophomore | Shooting guard | Topeka, Kansas. The 2011–12 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team represented Creighton University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.The Bluejays, led by second year head coach Greg McDermott, played their home games at the CenturyLink Center Omaha (renamed from Qwest Center Omaha in the 2011 offseason) and are members of the Missouri Valley Conference. It’s just a wonderful synchronicity to get them together (with Pope Francis).”. The first time this group of Creighton players won ugly was two years ago. The 2015–16 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team represented Creighton University in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.The Bluejays, led by sixth-year head coach Greg McDermott, played their home games at the CenturyLink Center Omaha, and were members of the Big East Conference.They finished the season 20–15, 9–9 in Big East play to finish in sixth place. 17 Creighton is in the middle of a four-week stretch without a scheduled bye. View Full Bio, Antwann Andronikashvili, Modestas 6-6, 186 | Senior | Wing | Roswell, Georgia. 9 Creighton vs. Kennesaw State, On veteran team, freshman Ryan Kalkbrenner made big impact in Creighton's win over Kennesaw State, Creighton rallies but falls just short in loss to No. Now Creighton hopes to do it again. Davis, Damien During Big East play, Ballock led the league in assist-to-turnover rate (3.39) and ranked eighth in defensive rebounding (4.9 per game). Height: 6-4 Avg. Now Creighton is looking for history to repeat itself. He couldn’t redshirt last year because Creighton had serious depth concerns, especially early in the season. Zeil appeared in 15 games — the walk-on logged five minutes against Nebraska and 13 in a blowout win over Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The 2020 Big East sixth man of the year terrorized opposing big men with his blend of speed, strength and length, allowing Creighton to effectively use a small-ball lineup. 6-5, 205 | Senior | Wing | Eudora, Kansas. Meet the 2020-21 Creighton men's basketball team, Big East men's basketball outlook, players to watch for 2020-21 season. Creighton shook off a slow start to build a 13-point lead in the second half, but the Jays weren’t able to put Butler away down the stretch in a 70-66 overtime loss Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The preseason Big East player of the year is a contender for multiple national awards after averaging 16.1 points and 5.2 assists per game last season. But he’ll miss the 2020-21 season with a torn ACL. Jefferson ranked fourth during conference-only action with a 59.9% field goal percentage. 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The Jays wholeheartedly embraced a we-before-me culture last season in a landmark 2019-20 season full of achievements. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. CU has more frontcourt options this year. Full Creighton Bluejays schedule for the 2020-21 season including dates, opponents, game time and game result information. Especially as Creighton is scheduled to play nine times in the next four weeks. A lot of players are back from last year's title-winning team, so get to know this season's roster for the Creighton men's basketball squad. He suffered the injury in practice. Creighton basketball has a new season opener — against North Dakota State on Sunday. Merfeld, Christian Creighton community proud to see two former Jays meet the pope, Creighton Athletics partners with Opendorse, Creighton basketball to open season against North Dakota State, Creighton basketball's practice felt almost normal as Jays prepare for North Dakota State, Scouting report: Players to watch, three keys for No. 6-4, 185 | Freshman | Wing | Tbilisi, Georgia. His playing time will be cautiously monitored this season but he expects to make an impact. He averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game during his senior season. Georgetown, Villanova, Seton Hall, and UConn are some of their other notable rival teams from the conference. Senior Denzel Mahoney missed Creighton's season opener, but he's quickly settled in and made a big difference for the Jays. Merfeld, Jeff World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa made his preseason picks for the order of finish in the Big East and top players for the 2020-21 men's basketball season. View the latest in Creighton Bluejays, NCAA basketball news here. The 2021 Men's Basketball Schedule for the Creighton Bluejays with today’s scores plus records, conference records, post season records, strength of schedule, streaks and statistics. 68 on the 247Sports list of prospects — higher than any other Creighton recruit in the ratings website's two-decade history. What does Creighton basketball have for an encore? The No. Visit ESPN to view the Creighton Bluejays team roster for the current season 125 recruit on the 247Sports composite rankings has positioned himself to earn early playing time in his first year with how quickly he’s picked up Creighton’s system in practice. Wednesday’s road trip to Seton Hall is the fourth of nine games during that span. Mahoney averaged 12.0 points per game and shot a league-best 89.8% from the free-throw line against conference foes. One year ago, the Jays rallied for a dramatic win over Providence, and it ignited their momentous 11-2 finish to the season. Creighton picked O’Connell out of the transfer portal this past offseason after he’d spent three seasons at Duke. Especially for Creighton, which has the majority of its players back. So Mitchell will be one to track. Mitchell, Alex UConn vs. Creighton odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 23 predictions from proven model The SportsLine Projection Model has simulated Creighton vs. UConn 10,000 times After a fast start, Creighton basketball led the whole way in their game against St. John's. On the year, he led the team in rebounding (5.5 per game). His extra-effort plays produced countless hustle highlights for the Jays last season. The Big East preseason player of the year has flashed his elite playmaking ability through nine games. 6-0, 170 | Sophomore | Point guard | Omaha. But his impact often goes beyond the box score. Those three letters are all that’s written on the small piece of fabric. Find scores, player stats, and standings for your favorite teams here. 7-0, 235 | Freshman | Center | St. Louis, Missouri. In Creighton’s program, sophomores have typically taken a gigantic leap forward with their development. 5 Kansas. Kalkbrenner, Denzel His defense speaks for itself. He’s logged tons of reps with his jump shot over the offseason. 6-8, 210 | Sophomore | Forward | Kansas City, Missouri. His competitive spirit sets the tone for this team. 6-0, 175 | Freshman | Guard | Chicago, Illinois. Galas. He was an all-conference player last year for Westinghouse College Prep, where he averaged 21.0 points per game. He’s a leader and a workhorse. Creighton's win over Kennesaw State was a near-perfect showing on offense for freshman Ryan Kalkbrenner. Creighton Bluejays: News, Schedule, Roster, Scores, Injury Report. Davis joined the program this summer as a walk-on. Canfield delivered his breakthrough moment last year in the game that didn’t count: he scored eight points in seven first-half minutes of the Big East tournament quarterfinal against St. John’s. 6-5, 220 | Senior | Wing | East Chicago, Indiana. Avg. Zegarowski, Andrew 5 Kansas, Tom's Takes: Creighton vs. Kansas left you wanting more, Improved Denzel Mahoney quickly finding his form for Creighton basketball, Players to watch, three keys to victory for No. Bishop plays as an undersized center, but knows how to use the mismatch to his advantage. 2020 season schedule, scores, stats, and highlights. Canfield, Marcus Creighton Bluejays Schedule 2020-21 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 … He ranked 11th nationally in 3-point percentage (43.5%) last year. Creighton guard Marcus Zegarowski made the Wooden Award midseason top 25. UConn would shrink … Mahoney, Jacob Epperson, Rati Matthews, John We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. You have permission to edit this collection. The official 2020-21 Men's Basketball Roster for the Creighton University Bluejays And the walk-on will be ready. Kancleris, Greg Rencher, Steve McKew, Len 6-5, 220 | Senior | Wing | Oviedo, Florida. Stay up on the latest Creighton Bluejays, NCAA scores and schedules on FOXSports.com. “We know if we just share the ball, we’re going to get buckets.”. Get the latest news and information for the Creighton Bluejays. Jones, Shereef No. Mahoney had 19 points in their loss at Kansas on Tuesday. He’ll play more on the wing this season but the results shouldn't change. Despite late-game heroics by Denzel Mahoney, No. Years Exp: 1.7 Averages weighted by minutes played 57.8% of minutes played and 47.9% of scoring return from 1998-99 roster Originally a Grand Canyon pledge, Kancleris reopened his recruitment last spring and ultimately picked Creighton. Jones, who sat out due to transfer rules last year, will be a valuable asset, not just as a scorer but as a distributor and defender, too. Here's breakdown of everything you need to know ahead of Creighton's season opener against North Dakota State. There is no additional information to display: The official Men's Basketball page for the Creighton University Bluejays 8 Creighton vs. Nebraska, Jays lead whole way in Creighton basketball's win over St. John's, Here's what the Black Lives Matter patch means to the Jays, Creighton outlasts Connecticut in overtime to win a grind-it-out battle, Marcus Zegarowski keeps his eyes on Bluejay goals, not his individual numbers, Denzel Mahoney is embracing a new role as Creighton's lockdown defender, Christian Bishop's buzzer-beating dunk helps No. He’s fully recovered from offseason knee surgery. Bishop, Sami A breakdown of the match-ups in Friday's Creighton-Nebraska game, from the Bluejays' perspective. The season after a championship is an obstacle course, writes Tom Shatel. Epperson’s career stats: 72.2% from the field, while averaging one block every 15 minutes. Vanderloo, Casey Find out the latest on your favorite NCAAB teams on CBSSports.com. Creighton Bluejays Schedule 2020-21 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 … Gordy, Patty A full breakdown of Creighton's Friday home game against Kennesaw State, which lost to the Jays 81-55 last season. Creighton University basketball, scores, news, schedule, roster, players, stats, rumors, details and more on usbasket.com Lusk, Terrence 6-6, 220 | Sophomore | Wing | Orlando, Florida. 8 Creighton's OT loss at Butler, Creighton looks for history to repeat itself as Jays prepare for Providence, Creighton basketball aims to balance making a positive impact with healing from injuries. He could step into Denzel Mahoney’s versatile off-the-bench role from a year ago, where he plays on the interior to help CU win with small ball or he brings length to the perimeter and gives the Jays more size. The Jays had already spent more than a month trying to alter their basketball DNA. “Me saying, I am going to make every shot tough for him, and I’m going to make every catch tough.". But the talented overseas playmaker will miss the entire season after he tore his ACL in practice in November. Osmani, Nic 11 Creighton defeat Providence, Shatel: Every Big East game reminds Creighton of last year's conference championship, Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski named to Wooden Award midseason top 25, Jays have showcased alternate game plan to letting it fly — winning ugly, Marcus Zegarowski is day-to-day as Creighton's schedule picks up, Jays know balanced attack, sharing basketball will lead to 'buckets', Denzel Mahoney's career high not enough in No. His teammates and coaches have raved about his post moves, hands and defensive instincts. This was a high-level non-conference college basketball game between two elite teams and they are only three hours apart. He ranked No. There is no additional information to display. A lot of players are back from last year's title-winning team, so get to know this season's roster for the Creighton men's basketball squad. He’s the Jays’ superstar. Zeil, Devin One of the basic tenets of Creighton’s offense: Make a play for a teammate, and he’ll soon do the same for you. Creighton has known since October the first three games of its Big East schedule — starting Monday night against Marquette — but the full 20-game slate has finally been released. 2019-20 Creighton Men's Basketball #7 Creighton Team Roster (as of Mar 19, 2020) All games Site: Conference: Head coach: ## Player Name Pos Year Miscellaneous Information Actv ----- 00 JONES, Antwann G SO Orlando, Fla. Y 01 MINTZ, Davion G SR Charlotte, N.C. Y 04 MITCHELL, Shereef G FR Omaha, Neb. The three-time all-conference honoree at Oak Lawn Community High School announced last spring that he’d walk on at Creighton. He joins the Creighton program as a walk-on after helping Omaha Skutt win Class B state titles in football and basketball during his senior year. Trending news, game recaps, highlights, player information, rumors, videos and more from FOX Sports. But they found a way to summon enough precision and grit in crunch time to make the key plays. Ballock, Ryan Get the latest Creighton Basketball news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report The Bluejays shot a season-low 41.5% from the floor. 6-11, 235 | Junior | Center | Melbourne, Australia. His quickness makes him a threat in transition and his ball-handling and screening ability can help open up CU’s offense in the halfcourt. Plus, explore all of your favorite teams' rosters on FOXSports.com today! He averaged just under a steal per game, despite only playing 13.8 minutes per contest. Ballock’s revered for his sharpshooting. 6-7, 220 | Junior | Forward | Lee’s Summit, Missouri. But Creighton seized control of the game with a 12-2 run over a 5:30 stretch to take a 62-50 lead with 6:27 left in regulation. Epperson missed all of last year because of a broken leg and had the season prior cut short after just nine games due to knee and back injuries. 8 Creighton's rally fell just short in Jays' loss to No. But he may still be needed. 6-4, 205 | Freshman | Wing | Oak Lawn, Illinois. He’s the son of Steve Merfeld, CU’s assistant to the head coach. “I think it’s just a matter of locking in and saying this is my job,” Denzel Mahoney said. The Creighton Bluejays compete in NCAA Men’s Basketball as a part of the Big East Conference. 6-2, 180 | Junior | Point guard | Hamilton, Massachusetts. Marcus Zegarowski found Christian Bishop for the winning dunk just before the buzzer as Creighton survived a late Providence rally in a victory at Alumni Hall on Saturday. Creighton announced it will partner with Opendorse on a program to help Bluejay athletes capitalize on their name, image and likeness. Find the COLLEGE-BASKETBALL Creighton Bluejays player roster for this season on FOX Sports. Bishop ranked third in Big East play in field goal percentage last year (60.6%). Enjoy unlimited articles at one of our lowest prices ever. “I am thrilled for (Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver), and I am thrilled for Creighton. BLM. He’s also displayed signs that he’s still working to regain his form after offseason surgery. Marcus Zegarowski's injury is something the Jays intend to cautiously manage. He was rated as a three-star international recruit. It’s a simple message — but one that the Bluejay players hope catches the attention of viewers while they’re watching Big East games. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. 6-9, 195 | Freshman | Forward | Kaunas, Lithuania. 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