How to watch, listen and stream
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports 1 (Announce Team: Aaron Goldsmith, Tarik Turner)
Radio: 1620 KOZN AM (Creighton); WEEI 103.7 FM (Providence); Westwood One (National)
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO (Where Available)
Providence (-6.5) MoneyLine is Providence (-240), Creighton (+200) (via OddsShark)
Creighton is looking to rebound off of a tough loss to North Texas of Conference USA. The Bluejays have won their last two conference openers, three of their last four, and 12 of their last 16.
Providence, meanwhile, is looking to win their first conference opener since 2008 when they defeated St. John's on New Year's Eve 75-54 at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Kris Dunn has been a huge factor over the last six games as he's averaged 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 3.8 steals in the Friars' last six matchups. We'll see if he can keep up his high caliber performances as we get set to ring in 2015.
Inside the Numbers
Creighton (9-4) is No. 82 on KenPom. They are 45th in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency and 133rd in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency. They rank 73rd in eFG%, 65th in TO%, 237th in OR%, and 163rd in FTRate. Finally, the Jays are 124th in 3PT FG%, 87th in 2PT FG%, and 26th in FT%.
Providence (10-3) is No. 49 on KenPom. They are 51st in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency and 70th in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency. They rank 100th in eFG%, 70th in TO%, 108th in OR%, and 134th in FTRate. Lastly, the Friars rank 196th in 3PT FG%, 80th in 2PT FG%, and 135th in FT%.