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Creighton coach: 2 more wins enough for NCAA bid

By Eric Olson

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Feb. 20 2012 3:30 p.m. MST

While surrounded by fans and teammates at midcourt, Creighton's Jahenns Manigat (12) lets out a scream of joy after teammate Antoine Young's last-second shot helped defeat the Long Beach State 49ers at the CenturyLink Center Omaha on Saturday Feb. 18, 2012. Creighton won 81-79.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton coach Greg McDermott says the Bluejays should lock up their first NCAA tournament bid since 2007 if they can finish the regular season with two wins.

McDermott said Monday that a loss to either Evansville or Indiana State will leave the Bluejays feeling anxious heading to St. Louis for next week's Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

The Bluejays (23-5, 12-4 MVC) lost three straight games before winning at Southern Illinois and at home in dramatic fashion against Long Beach State in Saturday's BracketBuster game.

McDermott said he hopes NCAA selection committee members who watched the 81-79 win over the 49ers on Antoine Young's last-second shot were impressed.

Creighton plays Evansville (14-13, 8-8) at home on Tuesday. The Aces beat the Bluejays 65-57 two weeks ago.

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