The Creighton Blue Jays didn’t fair too well in their second season in the Big East last year. The team went 14-19 and missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three seasons. That may have had something to do with not having former Naismith College Player of the Year Doug McDermott who was drafted to the Chicago Bulls in 2014.
They should be able to turn things around this season as their non-conference schedule seems pretty favorable for the Blue Jays. NMN Athletics released the schedule Tuesday morning.
The Blue Jays tip-off the season when they host an exhibition game against Upper Iowa on November 6 and they have two home games to open the regular season against Texas Southern and University of Texas-San Antonio on the 14 and 17.
The team then play at Indiana as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games on November 19 before traveling to Las Vegas to play MGM Grand Main Event. They will play Rutgers on November 23 and then either Clemson or Massachusetts on the 25.
The Blue Jays close out November with a match-up with Western Illinois on the 28 and open December with arguably their toughest home game when they host Arizona State on December 2.
Greg McDermott leads his team into battle when they host cross-town rival Nebraska on December 9. They then host IUPUI, North Texas, and Coppin State to close out the non-conference schedule as well as two away games with Loyola of Chicago and Oklahoma.
Will the Blue Jays be able to turn things around and get back into basketball prominence? Only time will tell.
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