On a day when Creighton picked up its most impressive road win of the season, the Bluejays’ postgame celebration was more muted than usual. It’s unclear the severity of the injury at this time, but Creighton coach Greg McDermott told reporters in Cincinnati that the team’s trainers are optimistic Watson didn’t sustain any ligament damage. Greg McDermott tells @fs1 that Maurice Watson Jr. ligaments are solid.
Xavier has lost three straight games for the first time in nearly three years. Eighteen games into a season that began with sky-high expectations, Xavier hasn’t accomplished as much as it would have hoped. The Musketeers have yet to defeat a single team that’s even receiving votes in the latest AP Top 25 poll.
Maurice Watson Jr. “heard it pop.” And although postgame testing suggested otherwise, Watson’s initial instinct was, unfortunately, correct. An MRI showed Tuesday that Creighton’s senior point guard, the nation’s leader in assists, tore the ACL in his left knee during the first half of Monday’s win over Xavier. Watson announced the news on social media, and Creighton later confirmed it in a press release.