How to watch, listen and stream
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1 (Announcers: Steve Physioc and Nick Bahe)
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO (Where Available)
Odds for this matchup are currently even, via OddsShark.com.
The Friars are 9-5-3 ATS this season, while Creighton is 7-11 ATS.
Creighton has lost their last six games and fans are starting to get pretty uneasy. Creighton fans haven't seen this kind of a slump since the mid-1990's. The 9-9 Bluejays have lost their last two games by one point each, both on dagger three-pointers in the closing seconds when they've had the lead. A win at home on Saturday could go a long way in restoring some faith and making basketball fun again.
The Friars are coming off a tough home loss to St. John's, a team that was previously without a win in conference play. Last time Providence went on the road, they got a crucial win over a solid Butler team. They will be tested again playing in Omaha, a place they surrendered Doug McDermott's 3,000th point and lost on senior night to the Jays last season. The Friars are trying to maintain pace in league play, where every game is a battle. It's also worth noting that Providence currently sits on the bubble in many predictor's minds. Any road win is a good win. And a victory on the road in front of 17,000 fans will be a nice little feather in the cap should the Friars come out on top.
Inside the Numbers
- No. 111 in the latest KenPom Rankings
- Ranked 83rd in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency and 155th in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency
- Led by senior point guard Austin Chatman, who is averaging 11.8 points per game but was just 1-for-6 his last time out against Marquette
- Seeing improved play from Will Artino, who put up 14 points and 11 rebounds against Seton Hall before scoring eight points and grabbing six rebounds against the Golden Eagles
- No. 55 in the latest KenPom rankings
- Ranked 70th in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency and 68th in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency
- Led by LaDontae Henton, who currently averages just over 21 points per game while shooting an impressive 47 percent from the floor. Henton has scored in double digits every game this season except for two. He scored 35 points the last time he faced the Bluejays back on Dec. 31