With a 77-60 win against Seton Hall on Saturday, Creighton men’s basketball secured the No. 1 seed in next week’s Big East Tournament and a share of its first ever Big East regular season title.
Seton Hall went on an 8-0 run to take a 50-47 lead with nine and a half minutes remaining in the game. Creighton would outscore the Pirates 30-10 the rest of the game, shooting 12-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from 3-point range in the same time period.
Sophomore guard Marcus Zegarowski led the way for the Jays, scoring 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting, hitting all five threes he attempted.
This is Creighton’s first trophy since winning the Missouri Valley conference tournament in 2013, its last season in that conference.
The banner win came on Senior Day for guard Jordan Scurry and center Kelvin Jones. Scurry has spent all four seasons with the Jays, while Jones came in this season as a graduate transfer from Idaho State.
The Jays did their part holding potential Big East Player of the Year and All-American Myles Powell, who scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting.
Creighton turned the ball over just five times, while forcing Seton Hall into 14.
The Jays final surge led them to shoot 65% in the second half. The Pirates shot just 39% in the second half.
Creighton will play at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, facing the winner of Georgetown vs. St. John’s. The Hoyas and Red Storm play Wednesday at 6 p.m.