Creighton tips off the college basketball season on Friday with the third annual Bluejay Madness, which includes 3-point and slam dunk contests and both the men’s and women’s teams will have intrasquad scrimmages. Bluejay Madness starts at 8 p.m.
Austin Chatman returns to defend his slam dunk contest title. He’ll face teammates Will Artino, Nevin Johnson and Mogboluwaga Oginni. Each contestant will get two dunks.
The 3-point contest field contains eight co-ed teams, with each team member shooting for 30 seconds each. Headlining the field is the defending championship team of Jordan Garrison and Grant Gibbs. Other pairings include Jasmin Corbin/Taylor Stormberg, McKenzie Fujan/Avery Dingman, Ally Jensen/Doug McDermott, Sammy Jensen/Isaiah Zierden, Tessa Leytem/Ethan Wragge, Sarah Nelson/Josh Jones and Carli Tritz/Jahenns Manigat. The top four teams from the quarterfinal round will advance to the semifinals, with the top two semifinal teams advancing to the finals.
Intrasquad scrimmage lineups
White Team: Alexis Akin-Otiko, Marissa Janning, Sammy Jensen, Alyssa Kamphaus, Tessa Leytem, Carli Tritz.
Blue Team: Jasmin Corbin, McKenzie Fujan, Jordan Garrison, Ally Jensen, Sarah Nelson, Brianna Rollerson.
White Team: Austin Chatman, Avery Dingman, Gregory Echenique, Josh Jones, Joe Kelling, Mogboluwaga Oginni, Ethan Wragge, Isaiah Zierden.
Blue Team: Will Artino, Grant Gibbs, Geoffrey Groselle, Nevin Johnson, Jahenns Manigat, Doug McDermott, Alex Olsen, Taylor Stormberg, Andre Yates.
Admission to Sokol Arena is free, seating is general admission and venue doors will open at 7:15 p.m. The event is scheduled to run for about 90 minutes and players from both teams will be available for autographs at the event’s conclusion.