Thursday night features a huge Big East Basketball game as the top ranked team in College Basketball – the Wildcats of Villanova will take on the Blue Jays of Creighton. The Blue Jays are coming into the game with a 17-5 record overall, and 7-3 in conference play. The Blue Jays are in third in the Big East, as the ytrail the Xavier Musketeers by a game, and are 2 losses behind Villanova.
Jay Wright and his Villanova Wildcats are coming off a road win at Marquette, which was their 20th win of the season. The Wildcats are 7-1 when they play in Big East games, and have won 7 straight games. The Villanova Wildcats are -12 over the Creighton Blue Jays in College Basketball on Thursday.
The Villanova Wildcats are one of the top scoring teams in all of college basketball. The Wildcats are scoring nearly 88 points per game. Jalen Brunson has been the top scorer for the Wildcats this season. The guard from Chicago is scoring 19.4 points per game, dishing out 5 assists per game, and averaging more than 3 rebounds per game. Second is Mikal Bridges with 16.7 per game.
The Wildcats lone loss this season came on the road at Butler to kick off the Big East play. The Wildcats have games against Seton Hall and St. John’s, before they get their rematch against Butler. Villanova is seeking their 6th trip to the NCAA Final Four, and will be in the tournament for the 38th season.
Blue Jays Looking to Pull Road Upset
The Creighton Blue Jays are the one team in the Big East that can keep up with Villanova offensively. The Blue Jays are scoring just shy of 87 points per game. The defense for Creighton is allowing nearly 73 per game. The Blue Jays are one of the most unselfish basketball teams in the nation, as they are dishing out 18.5 assists per game.
The top scorer for Creighton this season has been Marcus Foster. Foster is scoring just shy of 20 points per game, while playing nearly 31 minutes per game. Khyri Thomas, Martin Krampelj and Toby Hegner are also scoring double digits per game for the Blue Jays. Creighton will face off against against DePaul on the road in their next game, before welcoming Xavier to town.
Blue Jays Compete/Wildcats Win
The Villanova Wildcats along with the Virginia Cavaliers are coming across as the top two teams in College Basketball. Jay Wright is seeking his second NCAA title in three seasons. Look for Villanova and Creighton to play in a fun, on pace competitive basketball game. But, when the going gets tough late in this game, the Wildcats of Villanova start to pull away in this game. Take the Wildcats at home over the Blue Jays.
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