Greg McDermott - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Greg McDermott Led by Kansas, Big 12 flavor dominates Midwest Region KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is plenty of Big 12 flavor in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. Start at the top with No. 1 seed Kansas, which was rewarded for its 13th straight regular-season conference championship by getting to play the opening round just down the road in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Jayhawks face the winner of a play... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:50:00 GMT 2017-03-13T00:50:00Z No. 2 Villanova wins Big East tourney, 74-60 over Creighton NEW YORK (AP) — This time, Villanova is going into the NCAAs with a conference tournament title and probably the No. 1 overall seed. The second-ranked Wildcats will find out Sunday when and where their national championship defense will begin. On Saturday, they showed that when they play Villanova basketball, they are very tough to beat. ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 02:36:00 GMT 2017-03-12T02:36:00Z AP TOP 25 REWIND: No. 7 Creighton has rough week of losses CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — In a week when three top-10 teams in the AP Top 25 lost, No. 7 Creighton might have taken the biggest hit. The Bluejays lost Saturday to Marquette in their first game without point guard Maurice Watson Jr., who suffered a season-ending knee injury . Creighton (18-2) is now in transition, figuring out how to play without the nation's assist leader (8.... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:36:00 GMT 2017-01-22T23:36:00Z Torn ACL ends season for Creighton star Maurice Watson Jr. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton point guard and national assists leader Maurice Watson Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a major knee injury, a huge blow for a team that is off to its best start and has hopes of making a deep postseason run. An MRI revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Watson's left knee. The senior was injured in the s... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:37:00 GMT 2017-01-17T21:37:00Z No. 7 Creighton loses point guard Watson to knee injury CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 7 Creighton lost point guard Maurice Watson Jr. to a knee injury in the first half against Xavier on Monday. Watson banged his left knee in a collision on the court midway through the first half, falling to his back. He hobbled off the court and put ice on the knee, then returned a few minutes later. Watson drove f... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:36:00 GMT 2017-01-16T20:36:00Z Brunson's career-high 27 lifts No. 1 Nova over Bluejays OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It was New Year's Eve, but it sure felt like March to Josh Hart and the rest of the top-ranked Villanova Wildcats. The defending national champions overcame an early 10-point deficit, Hart's slow start and a frenzied crowd to defeat No. 10 Creighton 80-70 on Saturday. "It's good to get in here, play Villanova basketba... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:42:00 GMT 2016-12-31T21:42:00Z No. 10 Creighton looking to give Nebraska the blues _ again LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When it comes to football and politics, Nebraska is as red a state as there is. When it comes to basketball, it's a deep shade of blue, as in Creighton blue. The 10th-ranked Bluejays (8-0) and Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-3) play their annual game Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, and Creighton's dominance is expected to continue. The Jays ha... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:54:00 GMT 2016-12-06T19:54:00Z