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Creighton earns 4th seed in BIG EAST Tournament, will face Providence in first round

Posted: 9:39 PM, Mar 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-04 03:39:56Z

Creighton Men’s Basketball has earned the No. 4 seed in the 2018 BIG EAST Tournament, presented by Jeep.

 

The Bluejays are the No. 4 seed and will open with No. 5 seed Providence on Thursday, March 8th, at 1:30 p.m. That game will air on FS1. The winner will play in Friday’s 5:30 p.m. Central semifinal, also on FS1.

 

The Bluejays and Friars have split a pair meetings this season, with CU winning 83-64 on December 31st in Omaha before Providence returned the favor by a 85-71 margin in Rhode Island on January 20th.

 

Creighton and Providence have played in the BIG EAST Tournament twice before. The Friars won 65-58 in the 2014 final, while Creighton won 70-58 in the 2017 quarterfinal round.

 

BIG EAST Tournament Schedule (All Times Central)

First Round – FS1

Wednesday, March 7

No. 8 Georgetown vs. No. 9 St. John’s, 6 p.m.

No. 7 Marquette vs. No. 10 DePaul, 8:30 p.m.

 

Quarterfinal Round – FS1

Thursday, March 8

No. 1 Xavier vs. Georgetown/St. John’s winner, 11 a.m.

No. 4 Creighton vs. No. 5 Providence, 1:30 p.m.

 

No. 2 Villanova vs. Marquette/DePaul winner, 6 p.m.

No. 3 Seton Hall vs. No. 6 Butler, 8:30 p.m.

 

Semifinals Round – FS1

Friday, March 9

Thursday afternoon winners, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday evening winners, 8 p.m.

 

Final Round -- FOX

Saturday, March 10

Championship Game, 5:30 p.m.