Sunday update: Creighton will have to wait another year to try for a Final Four run after losing to San Diego State, 57-56. The Bluejays kept it tight against a stifling Aztecs defense for all 40 minutes, but an ill-timed shooting foul with under two seconds left sent them out of the tourney.
The No. 6 Creighton Bluejays are one win away from advancing to the Final Four following Friday night’s win over the No. 15 Princeton Tigers from KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Here’s a look at the last time the Bluejays made it to the last weekend of the tournament.
2023 NCAA Tournament history
Last time Creighton was in Final Four
Creighton has never advanced to the Final Four in program history, and its only other Elite Eight matchup resulted in a loss to the Washington State Cougars in 1941. More than 80 years later, the Bluejays will get a second chance on Sunday.
This Creighton team was potentially seen as an early out with the matchup against NC State, but managed to fight through the Wolfpack in the second half. Taking down Baylor was another big victory for the Bluejays, who did ultimately get a soft matchup with Princeton. The Tigers knocked out No. 2 Arizona and No. 7 Missouri on their way to the Sweet 16.