How to watch, listen, or stream
Game Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
Radio: 1620 KOZN AM || 610 Sports Radio WTEL
Line: All of the major bookies have Villanova as a 12-point favorite, per OddsShark.
Records ATS: Villanova is 10-10 against the spread, while Creighton is 13-8.
Three things to watch
1) Daniel Ochefu is still out for Villanova: Daniel Ochefu missed Nova's win over St. John's at Madison Square Garden, will not play on Wednesday against Creighton either and will likely miss the Providence game too. Ochefu needs to pass concussion protocol after being elbowed at practice. After he is symptom free, Ochefu still needs to wait three more days before practicing again.
This season, Ochefu has been extremely important to the success of the Wildcats. His leadership is crucial to this team and the numbers have been great too. The senior is averaging 9.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and a 59.6 FG goal percentage per game. Without him, Nova defeated St. John's 68-53. It was just the sixth time this season that the Wildcats had been held to under 70 points in a game. The guard play will have to be great for Nova to sweep Creighton.
2) More Mo mean Mo problems for Villanova: Maurice Watson Jr. needs to run the show for the Jays in this game. That means controlling the tempo and getting his teammates involved on the offensive side of the ball. Watson has been so good at it this season and is averaging 6.5 assists per game. However, the junior does need to limit his turnovers in this game because Nova will make him pay if he commits too many of them. Watson averages three giveaways per game so he needs to make sure that his team gets as many chances as possible to make things happen offensively. He is their leading scorer as well so as Watson goes, so go the Bluejays.
3) Bluejays need Groselle's efficiency: Fifth-year senior Geoffrey Groselle is first seven foot player to ever play at Creighton and his statistics this season have been solid too. Groselle is averaging 11.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, but the stat that will make you look twice is his field goal percentage. You thought Ochefu's was good? Groselle is shooting 70.4 percent from the field on average. He takes advantage of his opportunities and this time he will not have to face Ochefu down low.
The Bluejays need to use him if he is on the floor. However, there is a chance that Groselle misses this game because he rolled his ankle in the loss to the Seton Hall on Saturday. Coach Greg McDermott said after the game that they hoped it was not too serious, but that Groselle was on crutches. If Groselle plays, this key becomes vital for Creighton. If he sits out, Isaiah Zierden, James Miliken and others will need to knock down some threes for the Jays to stay in this one.