Creighton plans another NCAA tourney run in '12-13

By Eric Olson

Associated Press

Published: Monday, March 19 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott, right, argues a call during the second half of a third-round NCAA tournament college basketball game against North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 18, 2012. North Carolina won 87-73.

Gerry Broome, Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton's run is over, though the Bluejays believe they can pick up next season where they left off.

The Bluejays tied a school record with 29 victories and won their first NCAA tournament game in 10 years before losing 87-73 to North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., on Sunday.

Point guard Antoine Young was the only scholarship senior on the team. Everyone else is expected to return, including Missouri Valley player of the year Doug McDermott. Guard Grant Gibbs said this season's team put "Creighton basketball back on the map."

The Bluejays knocked off three top-50 RPI teams, set a program record with 10 road wins and won the MVC tournament after finishing second to Wichita State in the regular season.

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