If you sat back in your office chair earlier today, mind wandering as the minutes ticked closer to 5pm, and daydreamed about the best possible start Creighton could’ve had in the first half of this basketball game, well buddy, your daydreams have come to fruition.
With the Kennel packed and the Jays with nothing to lose but the game itself in a raucous atmosphere 1,400 miles away from home, with Khyri Thomas locking down on Josh Perkins, with Gonzaga missing one of their top three point threats in Corey Kispert, this game had ‘upset’ written all over it.
What transpired was excellent shooting by the Jays, headlined by the talents of Marcus Foster, as the team shot 58% from the field and Foster poured in 15 points on 6-11 shooting.
Creighton paced themselves out to a 13-5 lead early on, out of the first media timeout, after a bucket by Ronnie Harrell Jr. They even kept the lead for a while, having it fluctuate from 6 to 5 to, eventually, 3, then 2, then suddenly it was tied with 10 minutes left in the first half after that Silas Melson character hit the free throw to tie in with his and-one.
This procedure would endure for a majority of the rest of the half. It was truly beautiful basketball, with good officiating, a fabulous flow, and just everything you could’ve ever wanted in this basketball game.
When it was all said and done, the Jays led by 7 at the break, and all was well with the world.
Then, the second half started.
And that, my friends, is how the game ended. Have a fantastic weekend, and GO JAYS! Have fun at volleyball tomorrow!