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Quick Takes: Creighton making its case for protected seed

Dave2015Overshadowed this season a bit by the likes of Seton Hall, Villanova and even Butler, the Creighton Bluejays are building their own case for a protected seed in March.  With a road victory at Seton Hall on Wednesday, the Bluejays now own road conquests over both the Pirates and Villanova.  In all, Creighton picked up its seventh Quadrant 1 victory, six of those away from Omaha.

With three weeks and conference tournaments ahead, the jockeying for protected spots along the Seed List is likely to be fierce.  Creighton has placed itself squarely in that conversation.

Related, the Big East has separated itself into he haves and have-nots … Seton Hall, Villanova, Butler, Creighton and Marquette are clearly tournament teams (without some type of closing disaster).  Which leaves Xavier and Georgetown (realistically right now) as options for teams six and/or seven from the league.

Additional Quick Takes …

  • Kansas exited Morgantown with a road victory over West Virginia.  If you’re counting, that’s 11 Quad 1 wins for the Jayhawks.
  • Auburn continues to survive in overtime; survive being the operative word.
  • Opposite side, Alabama missed a huge opportunity, and while the NET likes the Tide, a 13-11 mark needs some help down the stretch.
  • Butler’s victory over Xavier at Hinkle doesn’t hurt the Musketeers.  But it keeps them in bubble territory with a 2-8 record against Quad 1 teams.  XU’s next three: at St. John’s, Villanova, DePaul.
  • Rutgers dropped to 1-8 in games played away from home (1-6 road, 0-2 neutral). Those road woes have left RU with a 6-6 mark against Quads 1/2.  The Scarlet Knights’ closing stretch is three at home, three on the road. With a home/away  split, their wins might be enough.  But one does wonder, at least from a seeding standpoint, how the Committee would look at a potential mark of 1-11 outside the RAC heading into the B10 tourney.
  • Florida survived a must-win at Texas AM.
  • VCU, on the other hand, dropped a Quad 4 home game to George Mason. For a team currently along the cutline, it hurts, for sure.  The Rams’ next two games are at Richmond and home to Dayton.  Winning both would certainly help re-correct the Rams’ trajectory down the stretch.
  • Illinois got good news about guard Ayo Dosunmu; an MRI showed no structural damage to his knee.  How long the Illini’s leading scorer remains sidelined is unknown.
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