Line on the Creighton vs. Providence Game - Sweet 16

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Dan Shapiro
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Providence will be a  point favorite versus Creighton -1 point favorite in this Sweet 16 game.   The line could be slightly inflated due to a major injury among the Bluejays.

Creighton was facing Kansas without their second-leading scorer and key big man Ryan Kalkbrenner.  He's out for the rest of the tournament after getting hurt in the overtime win over San Diego State.

The number 9 seed did knock of San Diego State in overtime, 72-69.

The Bluejays missed their first 10 3-point tries before Arthur Kaluma hit one to get them within five with 4:33 remaining. Creighton finished 2 of 14 from deep after coming in ranked 313th out of 350 teams beyond the arc. Both of the makes were big, though.

Al Durham had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Jared Bynum made three big free throws with 29.9 seconds left as Providence snapped the longest winning streak in the country by beating South Dakota State 66-57 Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

- Dan Shapiro,

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