1. Creighton rounds into form
Creighton is coming on strong just at the right time.
The No. 15 Bluejays beat UMKC 3-1 Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City to
extend their winning streak to five games and unbeaten streak to eight
Bluejay scores came from seniors playing in the final regular-season
week of their careers: Ryan Junge,
Michael Kraus and Jarod Tarver.
Creighton, which has clinched at least a share of the Missouri Valley
regular-season title, has reached the NCAA Tournament 14 straight years
and played in three final fours (1996, 2000 and 2002).
The Bluejays have gone 11-1-3 since losing to Indiana and Notre Dame on
the opening weekend of the season.
"It's good to see to see our team really coming into form at this point
season," said Creighton coach Bob
Warming. "We had some
beautiful goals and a lot of good chances. I thought we really
had some of our best attacking play of the year today."
OTHER MEN'S ACTION
#2 DUKE 5 NORTH FLORIDA 0. The
Blue Devils won by their largest margin of the season. Five different
players scored for the Blue Devils, who won their sixth game in a row,
their longest streak of the season. Graham
Dugoni (red card against North Carolina) and Michael Videira (yellow-card
accumulation) sat out the game.
#6 MARYLAND 4 BUCKNELL 1. Senior
Pat Wilson, junior Spencer Allen and freshman Omar Gonzalez all notched their
first career goals, while freshman Jeremy
Hall added his sixth of the season for Maryland. The win was the
200th at Maryland for Coach Sasho
Cirovski, who joins Doyle Royal,
the Terps' first and longest-tenured head coach as the only two bosses
to reach the 200-win plateau.
BUTLER 2 #7 INDIANA 4. The
Hoosiers needed a three-goal flurry in the final six minutes to come
away with the win at the Butler Bowl. Brian
Ackley was the IU star with assists on Josh Tudela's tying goal and Darren Yeagle's go-ahead goal.
Ackley also assisted on Indiana's first goal to give him three on the
#25 VIRGINIA TECH 1 APPALACHIAN
STATE 0. Alexander Baden
netted the game-winner in the 82nd minute on an assist from junior Ben Nason, the 24th of his career to
move into second place on the Hokies' all-time assist list.
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