Dave's College Basketball Picks, Feb.17: Evansville at Creighton

dave darbySenior Analyst IFebruary 16, 2009

Evansville (15-10, 7-8) at Creighton (21-6, 11-4)

Line: Creighton -12

Evansville fell to Bradley 79-86 on Saturday in a game where both teams had success on offense. The Aces shot 52.9 percent and made it to the free throw line 28 times but were outdone by Bradley who shot 59.5 percent and made it to the line a whopping 37 times.

Evansville now finds themselves staring at a free fall in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. With four games left in the regular season, the Aces play Bradley again, Creighton and Northern Iowa, all of which are ahead of the Aces in the standings.

No one wants to play Creighton right now. Southern Illinois and a national televised audience got a taste of the bulldozer that is the Blue Jays lately. The Blue Jays played well in all areas including a 33-22 rebounding edge on the way to an 82-60 victory over the Salukis. Creighton has now won six games in a row, and the only one that was close was a 77-71 win at league leading Northern Iowa.

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