Sunday, February 22, 2009

Will The Committee Pay Attention?

Creighton Bluejays have won 8 straight.  They have taken down SIU and George Mason on national TV in the last 2 weeks and have an RPI in the Top 50.  The Jays have 23 wins and have a chance to win the MVC regular season title outright.  However, the Valley did not do CU any favors with the national exposure....losing 3 of 10 games  on Bracket Buster Saturday.

The Creighton Bluejays are an NCAA tournament team right now (although that could change with a loss on Tuesday night against MSU).  The Jays are playing their best basketball of the year when you have to - at the end of the year.  Pundits are paying attention.  Writers are taking notice and we can only hope the committee won't punish the Jays for what is going in Normal, Ill. and Cedar Falls, IA.  UNI and Illinois St's losses in the Bracket Buster were embarrassing for sure but the league did go 7-3.  The Redbirds and the Panthers lost on the road and hopefully, that will be mentioned on Selection Sunday.  

This next week will be the biggest 2 game stretch that I have ever covered for Creighton in my 4 seasons.  Tuesday night - we'll be at the Cove at 144th and Maple for Mo. St.  Creighton has a chance to end a 19 game Sr. night winning streak for the Bears.  If they win - Saturday will be for at least a share for the title against Ill. St.  A Blue Out has been called for Sr day....oh - what a game that could be....and then we get to go to St. Louis!  

I'm getting paid for this? :).   

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