It’s been known that the BYU Cougars men’s basketball team will face the Creighton Bluejays next season in Las Vegas, but the contest now has a scheduled date, according to college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein.
That would be Dec. 10, although Rothstein noted a venue for the contest has still not been determined.
The game will mark the second season in a row in which the two sides will play a neutral site game. Last season, Nebraska-based Creighton beat BYU 83-71 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The Bluejays lost in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament to eventual national champion Kansas, but many are projecting that they could be a top 10 team in the country in the 2022-23 season.
According to Rothstein, Creighton is primed to bring back four starters from last year’s team, although the one departing — Ryan Hawkins — is who led the Bluejays in scoring in the game against the Cougars last season with 25 points.
Just hours before Rothstein’s report, Creighton also received a commitment from South Dakota State’s Baylor Scheierman, who was widely considered one of the best players in the transfer portal.