MVC Basketball Tournament, Creighton Vs. Drake: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Creighton Bluejays finished their regular season clinging to a spot in the Top 25 rankings, but they have a new test in front of them this weekend as they begin their foray into the 2012 MVC Tournament. The second-seeded Blue Jays will play the Drake Bulldogs at 7:05 as they attempt to advance to the semifinals and further secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Friday night's game will be aired live on ESPN3 and it's probably going to be worth tuning into as the Bluejays attempt to show they're the real deal, despite dropping three straight games in February to sully their 25-5 record. Creighton is led by Doug McDermott, the first sophomore to earn MVC player of the year honors after averaging 23.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season.

Drake, the tournament's seven seed, advanced to Friday night's game with a 65-49 victory over Bradley on Thursday night. Sophomore guard Rayvonte Rice scored 18 points in the game to lead all scorers.

The winner of the game between Drake and Creighton will advance to the semifinals to play the winner of the Friday night's match-up between the Evansville Aces and Missouri State Bears.

For more on NCAA Hoops, check out the SB Nation NCAA hub at sbnation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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