The quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament saw higher-seeded teams advance, setting up a matchup between the No. 2 seed Xavier Musketeers and the third-seeded Creighton Bluejays on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Xavier narrowly defeated DePaul in their quarterfinal game, while Creighton comfortably handled Villanova. The two teams split their regular season games, and the game is set to tip off at 9:00 p.m. EST.
During the quarterfinals, Creighton faced off against Villanova, a game many predicted could result in an upset. However, Creighton secured an 87-74 win, with Ryan Kalkbrenner leading the team with 21 points and Arthur Kaluma adding 18 points. Ryan Nembhard scored 17 points, and Baylor Scheierman contributed 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 9 assists. Creighton shot 50% from the field and made 48% of their three-point attempts, ultimately dominating the game.
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Xavier faced a challenge from DePaul in their quarterfinal match, but they managed to secure an 89-84 victory. Jack Nunge and Colby Jones led the way for the Musketeers, scoring 23 and 22 points, respectively. Souley Boum and Adam Kunkel added 16 points each, while DePaul shot a remarkable 61% from the floor. However, Xavier’s aggressive play led to 27 free throw attempts, of which they made 20, compared to DePaul’s 6 of 7.
The Xavier Musketeers will put their four-game winning streak to the test against one of the strongest opponents of the season, the Creighton Bluejays. We’ll see which team makes it to the conference semifinal game. Although the Bluejays did not have a good regular season, they are the favorites according to the oddsmakers to play the semifinal game. What we can expect is a hard fought game between two of the best teams in the Big East Conference.
Creighton Bluejays vs Xavier Musketeers Game Information
- Date: 03/10/2023
- Time: 09:00 PM ET
- Location: Madison Square Garden.
- How to Watch Creighton vs Xavier: ESPNU
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Creighton vs Xavier Betting Lines
Xavier is +148 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $148. On the other side, Creighton is –170 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $58.82.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Xavier at a 40.32% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Creighton has 62.96% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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