Shake Up in Big East

Shake up in Big East. The #19 Creighton Blue Jays (16-5) defended the home turf with an 86-70 blowout over the #5 Villanova Wildcats. This suddenly makes the East Conference a dog eat dog world. Creighton has patiently waited for Marcus Zegarowski to return to good health, various maladies have slowed him for 11 months.

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In the Wildcats world, he picked a damn bad time too well and was the dominant force in this one.

“It takes time to get your sea legs back,” Creighton coach Greg McDermott said. “He’s done an unbelievable job managing some of the injury issues he’s had this year. I’ve seen him gradually get where he could be, and today was the pinnacle of a lot of hard work he’s put in to get back.”

Coach Greg McDermott

Banging 25 points, Zegarowski was clearly the difference in this one.

Rest assured, it was not a one man show and Mitch Bullock nailed 17 points in the first half en route to a 20 point game.
Christian Bishop added another 16 points to assist in the Blue Jays 6th win in their last seven games and their first victory over a Top 5 team since February of 2018.

Ironically, that was a defeat of, all teams, Villanova. For the Wildcats, it was their biggest since a 25 point dismantling at the hands of Ohio State back in November of 2019. Villanova was led by Justin Moore who poured in 21 and Jermaine Samuels who added 16.

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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