Creighton basketball and the Big East

Jan 3, 2018

Two games into college basketball’s Big East season, the Creighton Bluejays are trying to reverse a trend from last year at CenturyLink as Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio.

Creighton Basketball Great Honored

Nov 21, 2017
Greg Echlin

Former Creighton basketball great Paul Silas entered the College Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City as Greg Echlin reports.

Greg Echlin

The NCAA men‘s basketball tournament has long been over for Creighton and the other 48 teams that didn’t make it through its first weekend.  But for one well-known former Creighton player, the basketball season continues this weekend in the NBA playoffs.

Kyle Korver is moving closer to winning the team championship that the Bluejays have never come close to achieving on the collegiate level.

There were plenty of good times at Civic Auditorium when it stood in downtown Omaha.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton's Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of the one of the most prolific scorers in college history with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 30 points and third-seeded Creighton got three huge 3-pointers in the second half from Ethan Wragge to beat No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66 Friday in the West Regional.

The state of Nebraska has two teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament for the first time since 1991 — and they would meet if they win their openers Friday in San Antonio.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Now that the season is over, Creighton's coaching staff is getting ready for the Bluejays' move to the Big East.

courtesy Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Omaha basketball legend and community activist Bob Boozer died Saturday at the age of 75.

He played on the 1958 Final Four at Kansas State, the 1960 gold medal team in the Rome Olympics and the 1971 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks.  However, some of Boozer's most memorable moments occurred after his playing career.

College basketball fans arrive in Omaha for March Madness

Mar 16, 2012

by Greg Echlin, for Omaha Public Radio

There were a lot of empty seats at Friday afternoon's NCAA basketball tournament game at CenturyLink.  But it wasn't because of a lack of action on the court.

Creighton forward Doug McDermott named first-team All-American

Mar 12, 2012
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Creighton University forward Doug McDermott is among this year’s first-team All-Americans.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its list Monday of All-Americans. All five first-team All-Americans are on teams playing in the NCAA tournament. McDermott joins players from Kansas, Ohio State, Kentucky, and Michigan State on the list.