Creighton Bluejays (21-11, 14-6 Big East) vs. Xavier Musketeers (24-8, 15-5 Big East)
New York; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Xavier -3.5; over/under is 155.5
BOTTOM LINE: The No. 15 Xavier Musketeers play in the Big East Tournament against the No. 24 Creighton Bluejays.
The Musketeers are 15-5 against Big East opponents and 9-3 in non-conference play. Xavier leads college basketball with 19.7 assists per game led by Colby Jones averaging 4.5.
The Bluejays’ record in Big East games is 14-6. Creighton is 2-5 in one-possession games.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jones is averaging 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals for the Musketeers. Souley Boum is averaging 16.8 points and 4.4 assists over the past 10 games for Xavier.
Ryan Nembhard is averaging 12.1 points and 4.9 assists for the Bluejays. Ryan Kalkbrenner is averaging 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 64.9% over the last 10 games for Creighton.
LAST 10 GAMES: Musketeers: 7-3, averaging 80.4 points, 33.5 rebounds, 17.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.3 points per game.
Bluejays: 7-3, averaging 76.8 points, 33.3 rebounds, 16.0 assists, 4.8 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.2 points.
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