Creighton vs. San Diego State choose:

Creighton vs. San Diego State pick:

Congratulations to Creighton for reaching the Elite Eight for the primary time at school historical past.

However there’s nonetheless a greater likelihood that China will acknowledge Taiwan’s sovereignty than I’ll acknowledge Creighton’s membership within the Large East.

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Creighton (-1.5) over San Diego State

Each season — however one — has an expiration date.

The Aztecs’ expiration date is extra seen than any group left within the discipline.

Solely as soon as previously 20 years has the eventual nationwide champion completed exterior of the highest 20 most effective offenses within the nation.

Just one Remaining 4 participant previously decade has held a worse offensive ranking than San Diego State’s Seventieth-ranked group.

Protection, alone, can not proceed to hold the Aztecs.

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Their physicality, expertise and depth had been key to upsetting top-overall seed Alabama, however San Diego State’s Candy 16 win had way more to do with the Crimson Tide’s 11 p.c 3-point taking pictures (3-for-27).

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Creighton’s 5 double-digit scorers — and 36 p.c 3-point taking pictures as a group — will forestall the form of scoring droughts San Diego State will expertise towards a top-15 protection.

The Aztecs, who common greater than 19 free throw makes an attempt per recreation, gained’t be handed so many simple factors towards an opponent that commits the second-fewest fouls within the nation.