Sixth-seeded Creighton Bluejays (23-8, 10-8 Big East) takes on third-seeded Providence Friars (20-11, 10-8 BIG EAST) to close out play in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament presented by Jeep at 9:30 p.m. EST on Thursday in Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
Fox Sports 1 will feature the national telecast with Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery as announcers and Lisa Byington serving as on court reporter.
The winner will face No. 7 Xavier or No. 2 Butler on Friday’s 9:30 p.m. semifinal.
Providence leads the all-time series 13-6 against the Creighton. This season both have met twice, with Providence winning the first, 78-64 in Jan and Creighton pulling off a close 68-66 victory in late February.
Date and Time: March 9th, 2017 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US)
The Bluejays closed their regular season with a 91-83 loss to Marquette Saturday, Mar 4.
Junior guard Marcus Foster, second in the BIG EAST in scoring leads the team with 18.5 PPG
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year Khyri Thomas averages 12.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.
The Friars enters today’s match with a six -game winning streak as they silenced St John’s 86-75 in the regular season finale Saturday, Mar 4.
Junior forward Rodney Bullock leads the Friars in both scoring (16.1 PPG) and rebounding (6.4 RPG).