Danny Suriel/ALOST

akoiki-passport2 – by Adesina O. Koiki
A Lot of Sports Talk editor-in-chief

NEW YORK — Since the Creighton Bluejays joined the Big East in the 2013-14 season, only one league school has won more games than the outfit from Omaha. Two years ago, the Blue Jays won a share of the Big East regular-season title and had their best opportunity to win their first Big East Tournament title…and it was scuttled due to COVID-19. On three occasions since joining the league, the Bluejays have made the Big East Tournament championship game, including last season — and lost all three times.

Can Creighton claim a Big East championship all to themselves? They have one more opportunity tonight.

Greg McDermott’s squad has earned a spot in the Big East Tournament final after wins against No. 4 Marquette and top-seeded Providence, and the only team standing in the way of that elusive title is the team with more wins than Creighton since the Bluejays’ Big East membership started: Villanova.

You know, the team that has been the big boss man of the league with national titles in 2016 and 2018? It is also the team that has won either the Big East regular-season crown or the conference tournament in every season that Creighton has been a league member.

The game is underway, and as you can see, we’re on the case in bringing you up close coverage of what has been a hotly-contested game! Stay tuned to A Lot of Sports Talk for more coverage of tonight’s game at Madison Square Garden as well as the ACC Tournament final between Duke and Virginia Tech, Mike Krzyzewski’s last game in ACC competition as the Blue Devils’ head coach.

*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Saturday’s championship game, with all photos taken by ALOST photographer Danny Suriel. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are eight pictures in total.

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