2013–14 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team

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2013–14 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball
Creighton Bluejays wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 16
2013–14 record27–8 (14–4 Big East)
Head coachGreg McDermott (4th year)
Assistant coachDarian DeVries (16th year)
Assistant coachSteve Lutz (4th year)
Assistant coachSteve Merfeld (4th year)
Assistant coachPatrick Sellers (1st year)
Home arenaCenturyLink Center Omaha
Seasons
2013–14 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Villanova 16 2   .889     29 5   .853
#16 Creighton 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Providence 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Xavier 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
St. John's 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Marquette 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Georgetown 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Seton Hall 6 12   .333     17 17   .500
Butler 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 21   .364
2014 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
Source:[1]

The 2013–14 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team represented Creighton University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bluejays, led by fourth-year head coach Greg McDermott, played their home games at the CenturyLink Center Omaha, and were in their first season as members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 27–8, 14–4 in Big East play to finish in second place. They advanced to the championship game of the Big East Tournament where they lost to Providence. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Louisiana–Lafayette in the first round before losing in the second round to Baylor.

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Austin Chatman 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr The Colony The Colony, TX
G 2 Steve Ferrarini (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Westside
Central CC
Omaha, NE
F 3 Doug McDermott (C, W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Ames Ames, IA
F 4 Alex Olsen (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Abraham Lincoln Council Bluffs, IA
G 5 Devin Brooks 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr St. Raymond
Iowa Western CC
Harlem, NY
G 10 Grant Gibbs (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Linn-Mar
Gonzaga
Marion. IA
G 11 Tyler Clement (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Fr St. Thomas Aquinas Overland Park, KS
G 12 Jahenns Manigat 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Elite Academy Ottawa, ON, Canada
G 15 Darian Harris Current redshirt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Shiloh Christian Springdale, AR
G 20 John Burns (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Bishop Garrigan Algona, IA
G 21 Isaiah Zierden Injured 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Benilde-St. Margaret's St. Louis Park, MN
G 22 Avery Dingman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Branson Branson, MO
G 23 James Milliken Current redshirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Jordan–Matthews
Cowley County CC
Siler City, NC
G 25 Eric Roberts (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Eagle River Eagle River, AK
C 31 Will Artino 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Waukee Waukee, Iowa
F 32 Toby Hegner Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Berlin Berlin, WI
F 34 Ethan Wragge 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Sr Eden Prairie Eden Prairie, MN
F 40 Zach Hanson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr T. F. Riggs Pierre, SD
C 41 Geoffrey Groselle 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So Plano West Plano, TX
F 50 Mogboluwaga Oginni (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Saint Louis University HS St. Louis, MO
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-10-11

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Ethan Wragge Will Artino Geoffrey Groselle
PF Doug McDermott Zach Hanson Mogboluwaga Oginni
SF Grant Gibbs Avery Dingman Alex Olsen
SG Jahenns Manigat Isaiah Zierden Steven Ferrarini
PG Austin Chatman Devin Brooks

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV=Received votes.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
AP RV RV 23 20 RV RV NR RV RV RV 20 RV 20 12 18 11т 9 13 14 16 N/A
Coaches RV RV 23 18 RV RV RV RV RV 23 19 24 20 12 17 12 10 13 14 16 20

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1*
7:00 pm
Northern State W 89–61 
 26  McDermott   8  Artino   7  Brooks  CenturyLink Center (16,299)
Omaha, NE
Regular season
Nov 8*
7:00 pm, FSN
Alcorn State W 107–61  1–0
 20  McDermott   6  Tied   5  3 Tied  CenturyLink Center (17,740)
Omaha, NE
Nov 11*
8:00 pm, FS1
UMKC W 96–70  2–0
 37  McDermott   9  Brooks   9  Chatman  CenturyLink Center (16,859)
Omaha, NE
Nov 16*
6:00 pm, CSNPA/SNY
at Saint Joseph's W 83–79  3–0
 21  Wragge   6  Gibbs   6  Gibbs  Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 23*
2:30 pm, FSN
No. 23 Tulsa W 82–72  4–0
 33  McDermott   15  McDermott   9  Chatman  CenturyLink Center (18,078)
Omaha, NE
Nov 28*
10:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 20 vs. Arizona State
Wooden Legacy Quarterfinals
W 88–60  5–0
 27  McDermott   6  McDermott   5  Manigat  Titan Gym (1,865)
Fullerton, CA
Nov 29*
8:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 20 vs. San Diego State
The Wooden Legacy semifinals
L 80–86  5–1
 30  McDermott   6  Gibbs   7  Gibbs  Titan Gym (3,287)
Fullerton, CA
Dec 1*
5:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 20 vs. George Washington
Wooden Legacy 3rd place game
L 53–60  5–2
 16  Wragge   9  Wragge   4  Chatman  Honda Center (6,007)
Anaheim, CA
Dec 3*
9:00 pm
at Long Beach State W 78–61  6–2
 21  McDermott   7  Brooks   4  Chatman  Walter Pyramid (3,481)
Long Beach, CA
Dec 8*
5:00 pm, FS1
Nebraska W 82–67  7–2
 21  McDermott   9  Wragge   8  Gibbs  CenturyLink Center (17,530)
Omaha, NE
Dec 17*
7:00 pm, FS2
Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 88–51  8–2
 25  McDermott   9  McDermott   5  Brooks  CenturyLink Center (16,303)
Omaha, NE
Dec 22*
6:00 pm, FS1
California W 68–54  9–2
 20  McDermott   11  McDermott   3  3 Tied  CenturyLink Center (17,533)
Omaha, NE
Dec 29*
4:00 pm, FS1
Chicago State W 90–58  10–2
 24  McDermott   6  McDermott   5  Chatman  CenturyLink Center (17,466)
Omaha, NE
Dec 31
9:00 pm, FS1
Marquette W 67–49  11–2
(1–0)
 19  McDermott   7  McDermott   6  Manigat  CenturyLink Center (18,525)
Omaha, NE
Jan 4
2:00 pm, FS1
at Seton Hall W 79–66  12–2
(2–0)
 30  McDermott   10  McDermott   5  Tied  Prudential Center (7,060)
Newark, NJ
Jan 7
8:00 pm, FS1
No. 23 at DePaul W 81–62  13–2
(3–0)
 19  McDermott   7  Tied   6  Chatman  Allstate Arena (7,104)
Rosemont, IL
Jan 12
2:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 23 Xavier W 95–89  14–2
(4–0)
 35  McDermott   8  Artino   6  Manigat  CenturyLink Center (17,589)
Omaha, NE
Jan 14
8:00 pm, FS1
No. 20 Butler W 88–60  15–2
(5–0)
 28  McDermott   7  Dingman   6  Manigat  CenturyLink Center (17,602)
Omaha, NE
Jan 18
1:00 pm, FS1
No. 20 at Providence L 68–81  15–3
(5–1)
 21  McDermott   7  McDermott   3  Brooks  Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,026)
Providence, RI
Jan 20
6:00 pm, FS1
at No. 4 Villanova W 96–68  16–3
(6–1)
 27  Wragge   5  Tied   10  Chatman  Wells Fargo Center (14,114)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 25
7:00 pm, FS1
Georgetown W 76–63  17–3
(7–1)
 14  Tied   10  McDermott   7  Chatman  CenturyLink Center (18,859)
Omaha, NE
Jan 28
8:00 pm, FS1
No. 20 St. John's W 63–60  18–3
(8–1)
 39  McDermott   9  Dingman   5  Manigat  CenturyLink Center (17,515)
Omaha, NE
Feb 7
8:00 pm, FS1
No. 12 DePaul W 78–66  19–3
(9–1)
 23  McDermott   9  McDermott   8  Gibbs  CenturyLink Center (18,323)
Omaha, NE
Feb 9
6:00 pm, FS1
No. 12 at St. John's L 65–70  19–4
(9–2)
 25  McDermott   11  Gibbs   6  Gibbs  Madison Square Garden (6,739)
New York City, NY
Feb 13
6:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 18 at Butler W 68–63  20–4
(10–2)
 26  McDermott   10  Artino   6  Chatman  Hinkle Fieldhouse (7,805)
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 16
4:00 pm, FS1
No. 18 No. 6 Villanova W 101–80  21–4
(11–2)
 39  McDermott   7  McDermott   8  Chatman  CenturyLink Center (18,797)
Omaha, NE
Feb 19
7:00 pm, FS1
No. 11 at Marquette W 85–70  22–4
(12–2)
 25  McDermott   8  McDermott   5  Manigat  BMO Harris Bradley Center (15,539)
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 23
4:00 pm, FSN
No. 11 Seton Hall W 72–71  23–4
(13–2)
 29  McDermott   4  Tied   5  Chatman  CenturyLink Center (18,742)
Omaha, NE
Mar 1
4:00 pm, FS1
No. 9 at Xavier L 69–75  23–5
(13–3)
 27  McDermott   7  McDermott   4  Tied  Cintas Center (10,483)
Cincinnati, OH
Mar 4
6:00 pm, FS1
No. 13 at Georgetown L 63–75  23–6
(13–4)
 22  McDermott   12  McDermott   5  Brooks  Verizon Center (12,105)
Washington, DC
Mar 8
6:30 pm, CBSSN
No. 13 Providence W 88–73  24–6
(14–4)
 45  McDermott   7  Tied   6  Brooks  CenturyLink Center (18,868)
Omaha, NE
Big East Tournament
Mar 13
7:00 pm, FS1
No. 14 vs. DePaul
Quarterfinals
W 84–62  25–6
 35  McDermott   8  Wragge   9  Chatman  Madison Square Garden (13,807)
New York City, NY
Mar 14
9:30 pm, FS1
No. 14 vs. Xavier
Semifinals
W 86–78  26–6
 32  McDermott   5  Gibbs   5  Brooks  Madison Square Garden (15,580)
New York City, NY
Mar 15
7:30 pm, FS1
No. 14 vs. Providence
Championship
L 58–65  26–7
 27  McDermott   5  McDermott   8  Chatman  Madison Square Garden (15,290)
New York City, NY
NCAA Tournament
Mar 21*
2:10 pm, truTV
No. 16 (3 W) vs. (14 W) Louisiana–Lafayette
First round
W 76–66  27–7
 30  McDermott   12  McDermott   6  Tied  AT&T Center (12,663)
San Antonio, TX
Mar 23*
6:45 pm, truTV
No. 16 (3 W) vs. No. 23 (6 W) Baylor
Second round
L 55–85  27–8
 15  McDermott   4  Brooks   4  Brooks  AT&T Center (13,431)
San Antonio, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) denotes seed within region W=West. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2013-14." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2014.