Published Tuesday, January 21, 2014 AT 1:03 PM / Updated at 5:09 PM
Deadspin says the Bluejays have ‘the craziest, deadliest offense’ in the country
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For those across the country who didn’t know about Creighton’s explosive offense, Monday night’s 96-68 win over No. 4 Villanova served as quite the introduction.

The Jays, who have teetered at the back end of the Top 25 for much of this season, blasted the ‘Cats with a blistering 3-point barrage. Deadspin.com, the sports website known for picking up on the most viral stories, wrote a piece laying out the Jays’ offensive prowess.

Of course, it’s no surprise to Jays followers that CU has an offense. Steven Pivovar wrote recently about how Creighton’s leading the charge in its debut season in the Big East. Doug McDermott, an early favorite to earn player of the year honors, has been climbing the NCAA’s all-time scoring chart. And Pivovar has previously profiled sharpshooter Ethan Wragge’s skillset from beyond the 3-point arc (here’s a look at how Wragge started Monday’s game).

Much of the Deadspin article focuses on Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings. Pomeroy’s generally regarded as one of the leading stats-based analyzers of the nation’s hoops teams, and Creighton now sits at No. 2 in his overall rankings.

From Deadspin:

According to Ken Pomeroy’s metrics, Creighton’s adjusted offensive efficiency is 128.2. This number means that after adjusting for various factors such as quality of opponents (far more necessary in college than the NBA), Creighton’s offense scores about 128 points per 100 offensive possessions. That is a staggering number, and one that no team has come close to reaching in the past decade. The last team that was this efficient on offense was the 2005 Wake Forest team, which had an adjusted offensive rating of 124—and Chris Paul.

The takeaway? There’s no doubt CU’s offense is one of the nation’s most impressive. It leads the country in 3-point percentage (43.7). It’s drawing plenty of attention. Kyle Korver, the NBA’s record-holder for the most consecutive games with a 3-pointer (who happens to be a Creighton alum), reached out on Twitter to congratulate the team on its hot shooting Monday, and former Bluejay and current Charlotte Bobcat Anthony Tolliver expressed his own excitement at the Jays’ domination of the nation’s fourth-ranked team.

Creighton’s offense is really good. And others are noticing too.

For more, check out the full Deadspin article here.

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