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.
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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.