2005–06 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team

The 2005–06 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team represented Creighton University in the 2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by head coach Dana Altman in his 12th season, the Bluejays would end the season with a record of 20–10 (12-6 MVC). They qualified for the NIT where they defeated Akron before losing to Miami (FL) in the second round.[2]

2005–06 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball
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NIT, Second Round
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Record20–10 (12–6 MVC)
Head coach
Home arenaQwest Center Omaha
Seasons
2005–06 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Wichita State 14 4   .778 26 9   .743
Southern Illinois 12 6   .667 22 11   .667
Missouri State 12 6   .667 22 9   .710
Creighton 12 6   .667 20 10   .667
Bradley 11 7   .611 22 11   .667
Northern Iowa 11 7   .611 23 10   .697
Evansville 5 13   .278 10 19   .345
Drake 5 13   .278 12 19   .387
Indiana State 4 14   .222 13 16   .448
Illinois State 4 14   .222 9 19   .321
2006 MVC tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

RosterEdit

2005–06 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
C 1 Jeffrey Day 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Seattle, Washington
G 3 Nick Porter 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Compton, California
G 4 Dominic Bishop 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Buffalo, New York
G 5 Dustin Sitzmann 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr LeMars, Iowa
G 10 Nate Funk 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Sioux City, Iowa
G 11 Johnny Mathies 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Louisville, Kentucky
G 12 Josh Dotzler 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Omaha, Nebraska
G 20 Pierce Hibma 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Pella, Iowa
C 22 Manny Gakou 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr
G 24 Brice Nengsu 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So
F 30 Jimmy Motz 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Lincoln, Nebraska
C 44 Anthony Tolliver 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Springfield, Missouri
F 50 Dane Watts 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Warrensburg, Missouri
C 52 Steve Smith 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Fr Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

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PostseasonEdit

[4]2006 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament
3/3/06 Vs. Bradley @ Savvis Center L, 47-54
2006 National Invitation Tournament
3/16/06 Vs. Akron @ Qwest Center Omaha W, 71-60
3/20/06 Vs. Miami (FL) @ Qwest Center Omaha L, 52-53

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 2005-06 Missouri Valley Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ "2005-06 Creighton Bluejays Roster and Stats". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "2005–06 Creighton Roster and Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  4. ^ "2005-06 Creighton Bluejays Schedule and Results". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.