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Team Profile: 2008 BracketBuster Recap: Creighton 65, Oral Roberts 64

The Creighton Bluejays survived a tough road test at Summit League-leading Oral Roberts, pulling out a 65-64 victory. The contest remained close the entire way, with Creighton leading by one at halftime and maintaining the margin only after a last-second defensive stand. Oral Roberts’ only lead of the entire game came just before halftime after… more »

Team Profile: 2008 BracketBuster Preview: Creighton vs Oral Roberts

Television: Saturday, February 23, 2008, 3:00pm EST – ESPN2One of the original concepts of the BracketBuster series was to provide exposure to mid-major schools that do not otherwise get it. Many schools have benefited from said exposure over the last few years, as bracket gurus and average fans alike have tuned in to check out… more »

Missouri Valley Newcomers Attempt to Carry on the Tradition

In this most recent off-season, one coach, Mark Turgeon, left for the money and recruiting benefits of the Big 12. His departure, coupled with the graduation of countless valuable seniors, leaves the MVC fighting for that elusive consistency that power conferences tend to have. Look at the list of names of the departed, leaving gaping… more »

Point Guards of the Missouri Valley Conference

The Missouri Valley Conference has had an impressive run of success the last few years. The key to consistently stellar basketball has been good coaches, experienced players, and hard-nosed defense. What’s the point? Under a microscope, a devoted observer would notice one thing all successful Valley teams had–and still have–in common: a gritty, tough, unflappable… more »

Reactions to the 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket

General Comments: Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters has repeated in numerous interviews that this was the hardest field to select and seed that he has encountered in his five years on the Selection Committee. I agree wholeheartedly. The number of teams in contention for the last couple of at-large slots was already massive before all… more »

Creighton Bluejays

Team Personality: In the past Creighton played up-tempo, generating easy offense from its three-quarter-court press. Now, however, head coach Dana Altman concedes the dynamic has changed. “We aren’t scoring like we used to,” he admits. This CU edition works to grind out difficult wins instead of battering opponents with constant, unrelenting offense. More than anything,… more »

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