U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam , Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Friday, 3:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brown and Creighton are set to face off in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. Creighton earned a 77-69 win over Nebraska in its most recent game, while Brown got a 98-47 blowout win against Johnson & Wales (RI) in its last outing.
STEPPING UP: Freshmen Kino Lilly Jr. and Nana Owusu-Anane have led the Bears. Lilly is averaging 13.3 points while Owusu-Anane is putting up 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The Bluejays have been led by Ryan Nembhard and Alex O’Connell. Nembhard has averaged 16 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists while O’Connell has put up 15.3 points, eight rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.LOVE FOR LILLY JR.: Lilly has connected on 57.1 percent of the 21 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 11 for 18 over the last three games. He’s also made 100 percent of his free throws this season.