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Can UCLA’s defense stop the Creighton offense?

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina State at UCLA Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Creighton Bluejays (yes, they spell it as one word, not two) enter today’s game undefeated, after beating Yale, Alcorn State and, most recently, then-#20 Northwestern. The Bluejays edged the Wildcats, 92-88, last Wednesday.

So, Creighton is going to be the toughest opponent the Bruins have faced so far this season. They return nine lettermen and two starters from last year's team that finished 25-10 and tied for third in the Big East with a 10-8 league record. The Bluejays also advanced to their fourth NCAA Tournament in the past six seasons.

The team is led by a pair of guards who are both shooting well. Senior guard Marcus Foster is leading the Bluejays with 19.3 ppg and is shooting 60.6% from the field while junior guard Khyri Thomas is close behind with 17.7 ppg.

Overall, Creighton is averaging 97.7 points per game, shooting 55.4 percent from the floor and 43.2 percent from three-point range. This could pose a problem for the Bruins whose defense has been suspect under Steve Alford.

One player you will not see playing for Creighton today is former UCLA recruit Kobe Paras. While Paras did end up at Creighton last season and saw some action for the Bluejays, he has transferred to Cal State Northridge, where he will have to sit out this season, due to NCAA transfer rules.

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