Creighton Wins The Valley Title

Garrett Gordon

Creighton Wins The Valley Title

CREATED Mar. 4, 2012

St. Louis, MO - The Creighton Bluejays battled through a red-hot shooting night for Illinois State to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship Game 83-79.  The win officially punched the Jays ticket to the big dance.  They became the fourth team in the country to officially earn their way into the NCAA Tournament.

It was a huge night for Doug McDermott who led all scorers with 33 points.  They Jays also got a big lift from their glue guy, Grant Gibbs.  He poured in 20 points in the win.

Creighton will find out their first round opponent next Sunday.  Many bracket projections have the Jays winding up as a six seed in this year's tournament.

-Garrett Gordon

ggordon@action3news.com

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