Villanova vs Creighton basketball live stream.Villanova is starting to experience the success that the Main Line has become used to over the last half decade. Tuesday’s thrilling win over No. 24 St. John’s pushes the Wildcats to 3-0 in Big East play and is further evidence that Jay Wright and co. have steadied the ship.
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What’s next is a trip to Omaha — a site that has gained a quick reputation as perhaps the conference’s toughest place to play. The strong start to conference play takes a bit of the pressure off of Villanova, but that won’t do anything to make Sunday’s tilt any easier. Creighton is coming off a devastating overtime loss to No. 21 Marquette and will certainly be looking to replace that negative memory with a positive one. A road win would be an important one for the Wildcats, as Creighton is a Top-50 team in both the NET ratings and KenPom.
Since styles of play rarely change, it should come as no surprise that Creighton is again an offensive juggernaut that doesn’t play much defense. Their KenPom offensive efficiency rating is No. 6 in the nation, while their defensive rating is No. 148. Over the years, Villanova has seen the Jekyll and Hyde nature of Creighton on full display, knowing full well that when the shots fall, watch out, but when they don’t, it gets ugly.
On offense, Creighton leads the Big East in several categories — 84.9 ppg, 51.5 percent from the field, 44.2 percent from 3-point range, and 12.1 3-pointers made per game. While Alexander leads the way, sophomore Mitch Ballock is a dangerous 48 percent shooter from deep, while freshman Marcus Zagarowski buries half of his 3-point attempts. And that’s the Bluejays game. They don’t really have an elite point guard or interior presence. They just shoot and keep shooting