In what turned out to be a bizarre Saturday afternoon, Creighton was crowned the BIG EAST regular season champion after St. John’s lost to Villanova 9-6.
Creighton’s game against Butler was rained out, leaving them stagnant and waiting for the conclusion of St. John’s-Villanova.
The Bluejays (23-23, 11-4) hold a higher winning percentage over #20 St. John’s (40-9, 13-5), thus propelling them to the regular season crown.
The conference tournament will start on Thursday at 2:30PM (CT) at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha between St. John’s and the number three seed Xavier (29-25,10-6).
Creighton and number four seed Seton Hall (29-22, 10-8) will play in the nightcap at 6:30PM (CT).
Tickets for the tournament can be found here.
Here’s the official bracket from the BIG EAST:
IT'S OFFICIAL - SEE YOU IN OMAHA! ⚾️#BIGEASTbase Bracket: pic.twitter.com/8uEKSTULGb— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) May 20, 2017