Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between Creighton and the win they were favored to collect coming into this afternoon. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Creighton is up 42-40 over the Golden Eagles.

Creighton came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Marquette Golden Eagles @ Creighton Bluejays

Current Records: Marquette 22-6, Creighton 21-8

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: CHI Health Center Omaha -- Omaha, Nebraska
  • TV: FOX
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $47.00

What to Know

Marquette has enjoyed a three-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the Creighton Bluejays will face off in a Big East battle at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at CHI Health Center Omaha. Both squads will be entering this one on the heels of a big victory.

Winning is just a little bit easier when your shooting is a whole 15.8% better than the opposition, a fact Marquette proved on Wednesday. They put the hurt on the Friars with a sharp 91-69 victory. The match was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 50-26.

Marquette got their victory on the backs of several key players, but it was Tyler Kolek out in front who scored 12 points along with six assists. Kam Jones was another key contributor, scoring 17 points.

Meanwhile, the Bluejays made easy work of the Pirates on Wednesday and carried off a 85-64 win.

Creighton's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but Ryan Kalkbrenner led the charge by scoring 23 points along with six rebounds and four blocks. Kalkbrenner has been hot recently, having posted four or more blocks the last three times he's played. Another player making a difference was Baylor Scheierman, who shot 6-for-10 from deep and dropped a double-double on 20 points and 11 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles have been performing incredibly well recently as they've won 11 of their last 12 games, which provided a nice bump to their 22-6 record this season. As for the Bluejays, their victory was their third straight at home, which pushed their record up to 21-8.

Saturday's matchup is shaping up to be a masterclass in shooting: Marquette just can't miss this season, having made 48.4% of their shots per game. However, it's not like Creighton struggles in that department as they've made 49% of their shots this season. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Marquette is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, keep Marquette in mind: they have a solid 16-10-1 record against the spread this season.


Creighton is a 4.5-point favorite against Marquette, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 154.5 points.

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Series History

Creighton has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Marquette.

  • Dec 30, 2023 - Marquette 72 vs. Creighton 67
  • Feb 21, 2023 - Marquette 73 vs. Creighton 71
  • Dec 16, 2022 - Marquette 69 vs. Creighton 58
  • Mar 10, 2022 - Creighton 74 vs. Marquette 63
  • Feb 20, 2022 - Creighton 83 vs. Marquette 82
  • Jan 01, 2022 - Creighton 75 vs. Marquette 69
  • Feb 06, 2021 - Creighton 71 vs. Marquette 68
  • Dec 14, 2020 - Marquette 89 vs. Creighton 84
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Creighton 73 vs. Marquette 65
  • Jan 01, 2020 - Creighton 92 vs. Marquette 75