This is a fantastic opportunity for a win against a top-25 team in familiar surroundings. Creighton lacks height, still has streaky shooters, does not generate many turnovers, can be susceptible to ball movement, and rebounds pretty poorly. Last week, Villanova succeeded in slowing Creighton’s three-point barrage by hedging hard on screens and utilizing length (and physicality) on the wing. The Hoyas’ can use their strengths to take advantage of some of these CU weaknesses.
On the other hand, both Xavier and Marquette underestimated how good the Bluejay defense can be at forcing opponents to take bad shots.