Creighton vs. San Diego State live score, updates, highlights from March Madness Elite Eight game
UConn and Florida Atlantic bought their tickets to the Final Four on Saturday and are now waiting to see who their dance partners are in Houston.
On Sunday, four more teams play for their chance to keep dancing, with only two chairs left when the music stops. The Elite Eight continues with Creighton (No. 6) taking on San Diego State (No. 5) – two teams that shouldn’t be here.
The Bluejays fly high after another convincing win over Princeton. Creighton wasn’t really tested up to this point, dominating opponents with a combination of outside shots and rebounds. It’s a group that relies on their size and physical strength to win games, which proved important at this year’s tournament.
Greg McDermott’s team can also benefit from a physical game as they are an excellent free throw team. In the first three games of the tournament, Creighton shoots 52 of 57 from the charity streak. After making the first Elite Eight in program history, they must once again rely on these territories to book a trip to Houston.
On the other hand is a San Diego State team that finds many fans in the Defense Wins Championship crowd. While Creighton has averaged about 81 points per game, the Aztecs are only about 69. If this turns into a shootout on offense, San Diego State is unlikely to be able to match. However, they just built a clinic against one of the nation’s best offensive teams, Alabama, and held them to 64 points.
Creighton doesn’t have as much talent as Alabama, making this an interesting matchup that will likely come down to defense and who controls the glass. If one thing is for sure, both teams have proven themselves worthy of the chance to play for the Final Four.
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The Sporting News is following Sunday’s Creighton vs. San Diego State live scoring updates and highlights. Below are the results and top highlights from NCAA tournament play.
Creighton vs. San Diego State Score
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Creighton vs. San Diego State live updates, highlights from 2023 March Madness
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2:55 p.m. — With 3:45 into the first half, it’s SDSU’s turn to put together a mini-run and reduce Creighton’s lead to four. San Diego State has settled in and is hanging around. Check out this “sorry” finish by Jaedon LaDee.
2:52 p.m. — For a team that loves kicking the ball from downtown, Creighton lives in the paint while Ryan Kalkbrenner makes an impression.
2:48 p.m. — It’s been a fun contest in Louisville so far as both offenses are starting to heat up. Creighton has a 22-16 lead at U8 media timeout. The Bluejays just defeated their first three but couldn’t break away from the Aztecs.
2:40 p.m. — At our second media timeout of the afternoon, Creighton is 17:12 ahead of San Diego State. The Bluejays’ offense does a great job of getting to the rim. All five Creighton starters scored.
2:38 p.m. — San Diego State’s defense has earned a lot of praise up to this point in the tournament, but Creighton deserves credit for what they did at this end of the parquet. All is tricky offensively for SDSU right now, although a few timely buckets keep the Aztecs at it. Ryan Nembhard makes his presence felt early on for Creighton.
2:33 p.m. — We got our first foul of the competition – at the expense of Micah Parrish of the Aztecs – at the 14:05 mark of the first half in what has so far been a surprisingly clean game between two physical sides.
2:26 p.m. — We hit the first media timeout and Creighton has a 6-5 lead on the scoreboard. It was a pretty even matchup for the first four minutes. Each team also jacked up a few airballs. It seems like both sides are struggling with initial nervousness.
2:21 p.m. — And we’re headed to Louisville. Creighton will be rocking their blue jerseys with white trim, while San Diego State will be in their white jerseys with black trim.
2:15 p.m. — Starting lineups are set for both teams, with no surprises from Bluejays coach Greg McDermott or Aztecs coach Brian Dutcher.
2:12 p.m. — If you’re in the mood to place a last minute bet on this competition, Creighton holds onto BetMGM as a 2.5 point favorite. The total is set at 134.5 combined points between both sides.
2:10 p.m. — We’re now just 10 minutes away from Creighton’s opening tip vs. San Diego State. Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel are on call for CBS while Evan Washburn patrols the sidelines.
1:55 p.m. — Only 40 minutes of gameplay separate a trip to Houston or the long trek home. If you’re looking for another reason to get excited, check out some of Twitter’s hype videos ahead of today’s action.
1:50 p.m. — We’re half an hour away from game time and both teams are making sure the fans are active on Twitter.
What channel is Creighton vs. San Diego State on today?
- TV channel: CBS
- Live broadcast: March Madness Live, Paramount+
Fans interested in watching Creighton, San Diego State battle it out for a place in the Final Four can tune in to CBS or stream the game on March Madness Live. Streamers can also find all the action via Paramount+.
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Creighton vs. San Diego State start time
- Date: Sunday March 26th
- Time: 2 p.m. ET
Sunday’s Elite Eight action between Creighton and San Diego State is scheduled to be broadcast at 2:20 p.m. ET by the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
March Madness 2023 schedule
Saturday March 25th
|(9) Florida Atlantic 79(3) State of Kansas 76|
|(4) UConn 82(3) Gonzaga 54|
Sunday March 26th
|(6) Creighton vs. (5) San Diego State||2:20 p.m||CBS|
|(5) Miami vs. (2) Texas||5:05 p.m||CBS|
Saturday April 1st
|TBD vs. TBD||6 p.m||CBS|
|TBD vs. TBD||8:30 p.m||CBS|
Monday, April 3rd
|TBD vs. TBD||21 clock||CBS|