Creighton Bluejays (17-8, 11-3 Big East) at Providence Friars (18-7, 10-4 Big East)
Providence, Rhode Island; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 20 Providence hosts the No. 23 Creighton Bluejays after Bryce Hopkins scored 29 points in Providence’s 73-68 loss to the St. John’s (NY) Red Storm.
The Friars are 13-0 in home games. Providence has a 2-2 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Bluejays are 11-3 against Big East opponents. Creighton ranks fifth in the Big East shooting 35.3% from downtown. Trey Alexander leads the Bluejays shooting 41.4% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Hopkins is averaging 16.6 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Friars. Noah Locke is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Providence.
Ryan Kalkbrenner is shooting 71.1% and averaging 15.0 points for the Bluejays. Baylor Scheierman is averaging 13.8 points over the last 10 games for Creighton.
LAST 10 GAMES: Friars: 6-4, averaging 74.7 points, 36.1 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 4.9 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.4 points per game.
Bluejays: 8-2, averaging 74.1 points, 34.3 rebounds, 14.1 assists, 5.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.0 points.
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