Creighton Bluejays’ Star Marcus Zegarowski Sets Final Four Expectations On Team This Season

Published 02/20/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Dec 8, 2020; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Creighton Bluejays guard Marcus Zegarowski (11) shoots a free throw against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Creighton Bluejays have been one of the more pleasant surprises this NCAA season. They had a fantastic 2019-20 campaign, which they couldn’t see out because of COVID-19. However, they have done well this time around as well. They are currently second in the Big East and are ranked 14th on the AP Top 25.

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Junior guard Marcus Zegarowski has led the team this season, putting up 15 points, 3.9 assists, and 4.4 assists. He spoke about the team’s ceiling in the NCAA Tournament and how he expects them to perform.

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“If we bring our best game, not even our best. If we’re just who we are on both ends of the floor and attack with the mentality like compete for each other and be on the same page. Let’s have that togetherness and not care about anything else but being together and making winning plays. I don’t see why we can’t make it to the Elite Eight it Final Four, or even try and win it.”

Creighton Bluejays: Is a Final Four appearance realistic?

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Creighton Bluejays have a solid team. One doesn’t get a record of 16-5 being average. Their last win was a massive victory over the Villanova Wildcats, which has gotten people talking about the upper ceiling of this team. This year’s tournament seems more open-ended outside the top two in Gonzaga and Baylor.

Dec 4, 2020; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Creighton Bluejays head coach Greg McDermott talks with the team during a break in the game against the Kennesaw State Owls in the first half at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The Bluejays could very easily make a run to the Final Four. While it is hard to put a road-map on it right now as seeding would be the major thing standing in the way of Creighton’s way. With a favorable schedule and this team’s potential to upset better teams, a Final Four run could be manageable.

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Zegarowski may be putting a lot of pressure on the rest of his team, but this squad is ready for it. They have been dropping games that they shouldn’t, including one to Georgetown this month. However, they are second in the Big East, only behind Villanova who they beat already. Regardless of how their record looks at the end of the season, it will be exciting to see them in the NCAA tournament this season.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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