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Creighton men's basketball coach McDermott hopeful season can be played

Posted at 8:20 PM, Aug 04, 2020

OMAHA (KMTV) — Creighton men's basketball coach Greg McDermott said on Tuesday he is hopeful a season can be played.

"Because time is on our side, we have an opportunity to really plan for several possible scenarios," said McDermott in a Zoom call with reporters. "I think they're throwing a lot at the wall here in the event that we can't start the season on time. The men's basketball tournament is really, really important to the NCAA and to go without that for two years would be difficult for a lot of people. So I'm hopeful that we're able to play some sort of season. I think right now it's all systems go."

McDermott also gave an update on the injury statuses of all-BIG EAST guard Marcus Zegarowski and center Jacob Epperson.

"They're both doing great," McDermott said. "Marcus came back in April probably a month after post op. He's right on schedule, probably ahead of schedule. He says that his knee feels better than it did before the injury. Jacob's been doing individual workouts with Coach Lusk. I think he's in a better place than he was pre-injury. We hope for good things for him. He certainly deserves it."

Creighton is expected to begin in-person classes on August 17.