Improbable 2nd Half Rally lifts Jays to Victory.
In a game which will get better over the years and become a focal point when referring to great Creighton rallies, the Hilltoppers survived a nightmarish “Bayloresque” first 25 minutes of basketball Wednesday evening. The baskets, the “bank”, and all other hoops outlets seemed closed as the Bluejays couldn’t buy a bucket. It eerily resembled the NCAA debacle of last March.
However, Creighton has learned from past history. In a furious 2nd half rally, reminiscent of the 2003 NCAA rally vs Central Michigan, the Bluejays stopped digging their hole and rallied in this early season contest. I feared the team would quit. They didn’t, and Won!
This game, which very few gave Creighton any chance to win, featured an Oklahoma team which is picked to do major damage come next March and is ranked in all the major polls. Creighton, conversely, has been tabbed a cellar-dweller in the post-Doug McDermott “era”, by both the media and the majority of our own fans (unfathomable). A handful of Jays fans, including yours truly, were lambasted for even suggesting the possibility of a Jays victory vs the #18 ranked team in the country. A pocket of outside support was found amongst BE brethren fans at the Holyland of Hoops board online.