As a lot of coaches will tell you, basketball is a chess match - all that strategizing and outthinking and stuff. So let's take that metaphor one step further! You can play that game a whole lot better when your tallest piece can do damage all over the board, instead of plunking along one square at a time.
Yesterday in Omaha, Creighton received a kingly double-double from their junior center. Most impressively, he disrupted and scattered the Xavier defense by playing away from the post, nailing two three-pointers on his way to 26 points and 10 boards. The Bluejays, who are without the services of knight Nate Funk
(captured by injury), need all their other pieces on the board if they want to win the MVC... a career night by their 6'9" centerpiece against a very good team is a very good sign. And you know what they say: one night at Creighton, and the world's your oyster
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