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Eighteen thousand Creighton fans help force turnover by singing ‘Sweet Caroline’

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

When the audio system at the CenturyLink Center cut off Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" before the song was over during a first-half TV timeout on Saturday night, Creighton fans weren't ready for it to end.

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Creighton fans (Getty Images)

They continued singing a cappella even as the action restarted on the floor.

Marquette hasn't needed any help to misfire offensively so far this season, but the sound of more than 18,000 belting "Sweet Caroline" couldn't have helped. A Creighton double-team in the post forced a Jamil Wilson turnover, one of 15 the Golden Eagles committed in a 67-49 loss in the Big East opener for both teams.

The quality of Creighton's home-court advantage is a big reason the Jays figure to push Villanova in the inaugural season of the new Big East. And if "Sweet Caroline" renditions become a tradition, all the better.

(Thanks, College Basketball Talk)

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