11.18.2009 / Free Tickets to Jays Basketball

With football season nearing the halfway point, it is time to plan what you will do afterwards. The answer should be Creighton University basketball. The Creighton basketball team is gearing up for another very successful year, with hopefully another NCAA Tournament bid.

"First National Bank is offering you FREE TICKETS!"

Although many analysts have picked Northern Iowa to win the MVC this year, after a tie with Creighton last year, there is a strong feeling that Creighton can still make a postseason tournament. Creighton lost two of their high-impact players last year, Booker Woodfox and Josh Dotzler; but returns starters Justin Carter, Kenny Lawson Jr. and P’Allen Stinnett. Plus, rumor is that highly-coveted freshman Andrew Bock may have a big impact this year. I’m picking Creighton to beat out Northern Iowa, with Illinois State and Wichita State following.

Here are a few facts about Creighton basketball that will convince you to attend:

  • Creighton has made it to the NCAA or NIT tournament every year for the past 12 seasons (7 NCAA tournament bids, 5 NIT trips)
    • Only 11 other schools can claim this: Arizona, Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Syracuse.
  • They have won 20 games in each of the past 11 seasons, and 10 conference games in the past 13 seasons.
  • Qwest Center Omaha held the largest crowd ever to watch an MVC basketball game last year with 17,954 fans cheering Creighton on to a win against Wichita state
  • Coach Dana Altman is the winningest coach in Creighton Basketball history with a record of 309-160, 3 MVC regular season titles and 6 MVC tournament titles
  • The Jays are 84-16 while playing inside the Qwest (.840 win percentage)
  • Creighton has ranked in the top 15 nationally in home attendance in the past three years, averaging 15,930 fans per game last season.

Buy One, Get One

In addition to watching one of college basketball’s elite programs, First National Bank is offering you FREE TICKETS! Simply go to the Ryan Athletic Center/DJ Sokol Arena on Creighton’s campus or the Qwest Center Box Office, pay for one ticket with your First National Bank Visa® Check or Credit Card, ask for the First National Bank 2 for 1 Deal and you will receive an additional ticket of equal or lesser value to the same game for FREE.* The free ticket deal is good for the first 6 home games, excluding Nebraska, and will end on the December 22nd game vs. Houston Baptist.

*Subject to availability.

How do you think the MVC will shake out?  Please share your comments.

Posted at 12:51 AM | Permalink


Creighton will be tough this year. They'll battle for the MVC Title and hopefully be dancin' in March!
Posted by Bluejay Fan at 04:24 PM, Oct 26, 2009
I agree with some of this analysis but where is the love for the new Juco boys? I know it takes them about half a season until they can really thrive under Dana's system but Wayne and Darryl could make a big impact on the court this season.
Posted by PJay at 08:42 PM, Oct 27, 2009
Doesn't FNB have a similar deal for UNO hockey games too?
Posted by Mase at 08:33 AM, Nov 17, 2009
First National is not offering any 2 for 1 ticket offers for UNO Hockey. The ticket offer is only good for Creighton basketball games.
Posted by FNBO at 12:51 PM, Nov 17, 2009
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