How to Watch, Stream, Listen, Follow
Game Time: 7:30pm CT
Location: U.S Virgin Islands - St. Thomas
TV: FloHoops ($20 Monthly Subscription, just get some friends and pool the money or ask your mom to pay for it)
Radio: 1620AM the Zone & 101.9FM the Keg in Omaha / 104.3FM in Pullman
Odds & Ends
Creighton is favored by 15 points according to Oddshark.
The over/under is set at 156 points.
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These two basketball squadrons have faced off only once in their history. On March 21st, 1941, the Washington State Cougars took down the Creighton Bluejays 48-39 in the NCAA Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. This was one of Eddie Hickey’s best Bluejay squads as they went 18-7, won The Valley, and triumphantly upended Iowa State in the NCAA tournament play-in game. Wazzu effectively ended one of the best Creighton seasons in history, which means this game calls for some
Verba de Ludis
Coming down from an emotional high like the game against Wisconsin is a difficult task to fully break free from. On Wednesday, everything smelled better, taste buds detected new flavors, everything felt like velvet, sounded like jazz in New Orleans, looked as beautiful as a Cole Huff mid range jump shot. The weather even cooperated, giving the folks in Omaha unseasonable warmth and sunshine for the next two days. The men’s soccer team gained revenge against Tulsa while the women’s basketball team collected their first win against Drake.
Everything was, and still is, beautiful.
Now the Bluejays have a task in beating the Cougars from Pullman. Washington State. Wazzu. According to reports, the Bluejays were having fun in St. Thomas, wading in the water and soaking in the tropical atmosphere. Well deserved after taking the Badgers to the woodshed.
What Washington State delivers in this match up is a game against a Power-5 team, I guess. To finish out the 2015-16 season, the Cougars dropped 17 consecutive games. That’s 17 losses in a row. That looks like this:
To start the new basketball year, they managed to squeak out wins against all three opponents they’ve faced.
Against Carroll College, an exhibition game, the Cougars won 78-70. That seems fine until you find out that Carroll College plays the likes of the University of Lethbridge, Salish Kootenai College (who Carroll College trounced 140-73), and Rocky Mountain College.
Washington State then went on to win close affairs with Montana State (69-65) and Central Washington (81-76). If you check out the CougCenter’s recap on the Central Washington game the outlook looks... grim. Although, I did like coug2828’s comment:
There are a litany of things that Creighton needs to do to win this game, the most important one is to show up. Show up like they did against UMKC for the first 27 minutes.
If Creighton can get into a rhythm, they should be fine. If they can get the ball inside, since Wazzu doesn’t have a reliable big man that can match up with Patton or Hanson, then all the better. Pound for pound though, Creighton is far more talented on the offensive end than the Cougars.
If you’re enjoying this game from St. Thomas, I commend you for utilizing your hard earned dollars to make a nice, relaxing trip with basketball included.
If you’re shelling out $20 to watch this game, I commend you for utilizing your hard earned dollars to make a nice, relaxing evening with basketball included.
If you’re listening to the game on the radio for free, please find some spare nickels and dimes in your couch cushions to pay your gas bill you cheapskate.