The Creighton Bluejays clinched an outright Missouri Valley Conference championship with a 91-80 win over the second-place Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, and the Bluejays will hope to ride that momentum into the MVC tournament.
Both Creighton and the Shockers received first-round byes in the tournament, and they sit on opposite sides of the bracket, setting up a potential rematch in the final that would break a split of the season series. Both teams ended the regular season with an overall record of 24-7.
The MVC's field is jammed tight when looking at conference record. No. 1 Creighton was only three games better than the No. 4 Evansville Purple Aces.
Thursday, March 7 - First Round
7:05 p.m. ET: No. 8 Bradley vs. No. 9 Drake (Game 1) - MVC TV Network
9:35 p.m. ET: No. 7 Missouri State vs. No. 10 Southern Illinois (Game 2) - MVC TV Network
Friday, March 8 - Second Round
1:05 p.m. ET: Game 1 Winner vs. No. 1 Creighton (Game 3) - MVC TV Network
3:35 p.m. ET: No. 4 Evansville vs. No. 5 Indiana State (Game 4) - MVC TV Network
7:05 p.m. ET: Game 2 Winner vs. No. 2 Wichita State (Game 5) - MVC TV Network
9:35 p.m. ET: No. 3 Northern Iowa vs. No. 6 Illinois State (Game 6) - MVC TV Network
Saturday, March 9 - Semifinals
2:35 p.m. ET: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner (Game 7) - MVC TV Network
5:05 p.m. ET: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner (Game 8) - MVC TV Network
Sunday, March 10 - Championship Game
2:05 p.m ET: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - CBS