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Preview: Creighton at Seton Hall

By The Sports Xchange Jan 08, 2016 
Seton Hall had a seven-game winning streak come to an end against No. 16 Villanova on Wednesday, but the future continues to look bright.
The Pirates will try to improve to 3-1 in Big East play when they host Creighton on Saturday.
Seton Hall needs to be careful not to overlook the Bluejays with a brutal stretch coming up that includes trips to Providence and Xavier with a home date against Villanova in between.
The Pirates limited the Wildcats to 36.2% shooting on Wednesday but hurt themselves by going 15-of-25 at the free-throw line in the 72-63 setback.
Creighton's lone loss in the first 3 Big East games was against Villanova as well, and the Bluejays bounced back from that setback by cruising past Georgetown 79-66 on Tuesday.
The triumph marked the sixth in the last 8 games for Creighton, which is averaging 85.5 points in that span.
TV: 2 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1

Creighton's Zierden Bounces Back Again From Knee Injury


1/8/2016 3:35:55 PM
By Sean Brennan, Special To  Ask Isaiah Zierden about his season-ending knee injury last year and almost before the question is finished being asked he's already coming at you with an answer.

"January 21," he said, referring to the anniversary of the night his sophomore season came to an abrupt end. "Unfortunately, I always remember the date."

Zierden and his Creighton Bluejays were at Butler. It was late in the first half and the 6-3 guard was falling back to play defense when he was bumped by a Bulldogs player. His right knee caved and Zierden fell to the floor. A torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee would be the eventual diagnosis and Zierden and his team-leading 44 three-pointers were done for the season.

Zierden suffered the same injury to the same knee in his freshman season when he partially tore the MCL and injured his patella in a game at Xavier. Tw…