If Creighton is going to win the Big East Tournament this week, it will have to do so without star point guard Marcus Zegarowski.
Zegarowski will have his knee scoped tomorrow and is out for the conference tournament in New York City, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. However, there is apparently optimism that Zegarowski can return for the NCAA Tournament next weekend.
On Monday, Creighton announced that Zegarowski suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee and at least miss the Bluejays’ Big East Tournament opener on Thursday. Creighton, the top seed in the event, will face the winner of eighth-seeded Georgetown against ninth-seeded St. John’s.
Zegarowski appeared to injure his knee at the end of Saturday’s win over Seton Hall. The sophomore is currently second on the Bluejays in scoring with 16.1 points per game, and he also leads the team in assists (5.0 per game).
Creighton’s Marcus Zegarowski will have his knee scoped tomorrow in New York, won’t play in the Big East tourney this week, but there is optimism he will play in the NCAA tourney, source told @Stadium.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 10, 2020
Creighton’s chances of winning the Big East Tournament definitely took a hit with this latest Zegarowski news.
However, if they get him back for the NCAA Tournament, it is a worthwhile trade-off.
Creighton’s Big East tourney opener will take place at noon ET on Thursday.