Bluenotes Short Riff – 20 November 2017

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The season is young and the Jays are off to a nice start.  3-0 on the year thus far, with the semi’s and finals of the NABC HoF Classic today and tomorrow.  Jays offense has been good and the team is averaging 97 ppg on the year.

Creighton faces off vs a 3-0, #23 UCLA (AP) team in Kansas City tonight and will face either #22 Baylor (AP) or Wisconsin tomorrow.  Win both and the Jays get ranked next week.

Paul Silas was inducted into the College Basketball HOF in KC yesterday as part of the festivities of HOF Weekend at the Classic.

 

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Photos courtesy:  NABC & CBHOF

The Big East went 4-4 again in the Gavitt Games, Creighton did their part by upsetting then #20 Northwestern…on the road.

 

IMO expected Creighton to start hot as is their normal M.O.  With 3 starters (Marcus, Khyri, and Toby) plus 6-7 veterans returning overall, the Jays will hit the ground running this season.  Much like last year they will be hot early and win their non-conference tourney.

 

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The 1st six games…

HOF Classic:  Yale.  good team and hang for a half.  Jays pull away in the 2nd half.  Jays W  1-0

HOF Classic:  Alcorn St.  Outmatched and get blown out early.  CU  2-0

Gavit Game:  Northwestern @AllState Arena in Rosemont, IL.  They are believing their press clippings and are not as familiar with the Rosemont as they should be.  Jays won at the line at the end.  CU  3-0

HOF Classic:  UCLA @KCMO.  Young Uclan team trying to figure out their personality and chemistry.  CU 4-0

HOF Classic:  Baylor @KCMO.  Lost a lot of scoring.  Good game, and Jays beat them with FTs.  CU  5-0

Jays win the HOF Classic.

SIU Edwardsville. Rout.  CU 6-0

Monday November 27th:  Jays enter the AP and Coaches Polls.

Ty-Shon Alexander is the BE Frosh of the Week…  http://gocreighton.com/news/2017/11/20/mens-basketball-alexander-named-big-east-freshman-of-the-week.aspx

BECBs and WBRs Alex Sindelar’s Non-conference Preview

https://www.bigeastcoastbias.com/2017/10/20/16305412/2017-18-creighton-bluejays-non-conference-schedule-analysis

…more later.

 

PS:  Friendly reminder – I went 25-6/13-5 Big East for the Jays this regular season.   Loss at Gonzaga in non-conf.

All our sites are busy with articles, previews, postgame video, podcasts, etc.

See Jon Nyatawa as he’s doing a bangup job.   www.Omaha.com

see both website and Twitter and the staff is great.  www.Gocreighton.com

www.whiteandbluereview.com

http:creighton.rivals.com

Volleyball has captured another BE Championship, their 4th straight.  They are the #1 seed in the BE Tournament this week.  Win and they will host in the NCAAs.

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