OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Creighton is one of the surprise teams in the
NCAA baseball tournament.
The Bluejays finished the regular season in last place in the
Missouri Valley Conference with an offense that ranked among the
worst in Division I. But they outscored four opponents a combined
34-14 in the Valley tournament to win the league's automatic NCAA
The Bluejays (26-28) are one of two teams in the 64-team field
with a losing record. They open regionals Friday at No. 2 national
seed UCLA (42-14).
Coach Ed Servais (SIR'-vis) says he doubts the Bluejays will be
overlooked by any opponent after their impressive showing last
Creighton's regular-season struggle was stunning. The Bluejays
had seven starting position players among 18 returnees from the
team that swept the MVC regular-season and tournament titles.