Golden Eagles hopes for NCAA's grow more remote with another loss


As the college basketball season begins to wind down, teams on the bubble of the upcoming NCAA Tournament are hoping to polish their resumes for the selection committee. And while losing to the No. 15 team in the country by three points is nothing to be ashamed of, the Marquette Golden Eagles are running out of chances to pile up significant wins to make a difference come Selection Sunday.

Saturday afternoon at Fiserv Forum, Creighton outrebounded Marquette 38-26 overall, 11-4 on the offensive glass, in winning, 71-68. The loss drops the Golden Eagles to 9-10 (5-8 in the Big East) with just six games left to play.

Creighton (14-5, 10-4 in Big East play) was led by Christian Bishop's 14 points. Bishop was one of four Bluejays in double digits. Marquette was led by D.J. Carton's game-high 16.

The Golden Eagles are next in action Wednesday night at Villanova.