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Creighton men’s basketball picked fifth in BIG EAST poll

October 19, 2017 GMT

The Creighton men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fifth in the BIG EAST Conference, with guards Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas earning individual honors.

The results of a preseason poll of BIG EAST coaches were announced today as part of the league’s annual Media Day festivities at Madison Square Garden. The Bluejays were the coaches’ pick for fifth place in the poll and will look to match or exceed its preseason projection for the fifth straight season. Creighton put together a 25-10 season in 2016-17 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in six seasons after spending 16 weeks in the Top 25. Four-time defending league champion Villanova was picked to win the BIG EAST crown. Creighton opens the regular-season on Nov. 10 against Yale.