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11.06.2009 / The Jays take on the Mavs! From the Creighton Athletic Office, The Voice of Billy Bluejay.

Creighton fans came out 15,099 strong on Wednesday night. They saw many positives on the offensive end, and a few areas of concern defensively, as the Jays flew past Missouri Western 94-69.

"It will be a quick turnaround for the Jays, as they will welcome in a cross-town rival in the Mavericks of Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday afternoon."

P'Allen Stinnett led the veteran players with 20 points and 5 assists. P'Allen also went 8-8 from the foul line. Among the newcomers, Wayne Runnels brought a solid rebounding effort and some nice moves on the inside as the evening progressed. His fellow junior college forward Darryl Ashford turned some heads with his torrid shooting, as he contributed a four out of five effort from beyond the three point line.

The overall team rebounding effort continues to be a point of concern, although the final statistics for Wednesday's game are a bit misleading as the focus waned a bit in the second half as the game was well in hand.

It will be a quick turnaround for the Jays, as they will welcome in a cross-town rival in the Mavericks of Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday afternoon. UNO was picked fifth in the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and is coming off a 17-11 season last year. Senior guard Andrew Bridger will be looked upon to lead the Mavs this year, with the graduation of guard Michael Jenkins and the transfer of forward Mitch Albers. The Lincoln native is the returning scoring leader for UNO with 11.5 points a game last season.

The Jays will look to tighten things up on the defensive end on Sunday, as they will need to demonstrate a better effort in stopping dribble penetration to the basket. Stopping the drive to the hoop as well as receiving a better effort collectively on the glass will be key as we look ahead towards the start of the season at the 21st ranked Dayton Flyers.

It should be a fun afternoon on Sunday and we look to see the Bluejay faithful out in force again to get behind the home team!

What did you think of last week’s game? Are you going this weekend? Let us know what you think of the Jays.

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