LAS VEGAS (July 11, 2022) – Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas will host Creighton, BYU, Arizona State, Southern Utah and Cal State Fullerton in the Jack Jones Hoopfest on December 10 and 12.
The Bluejays will play BYU on Dec. 10th before meeting Arizona State two days later on Dec. 12th.
led by head coach Greg McDermott, Creighton enters the season after back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. With the addition of Summit League Player of the Year Baylor-Scheierman and returners Ryan Nembhard, Arthur Kaluma and Ryan Kalkbrennerthe Bluejays are widely expected to be a preseason Top 10 team.
BYU narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament last season but have thrived in the transfer portal, most recently adding guard Rudi Williams and Arkansas transfer Jaxson Robinson. Creighton defeated the No. 24 Cougars, 83-71, last December in Sioux Falls, SD
Arizona State enters the season with a retooled roster that includes the Cambridge brothers as well as Michigan transfer Frankie Collins. The Sun Devils and Bluejays have met six times since 2012, with CU winning four of those contests, and have split 12 all-time meetings overall.
Southern Utah won the Big Sky Conference two years ago and finished second in the regular season last year. Cal State Fullerton made an NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Big West Conference Tournament.
This will Creighton’s eighth trip ever to Las Vegas, and first since November of 2019. The Bluejays are 9-3 all-time when playing in Las Vegas.
Fans can purchase tickets starting on July 16 at 10 am CT on sportsnetworkllc.com and axs.com. Creighton season ticket holders and Jaybackers should also look for an e-mail with more specific ticket information.
About Michelob ULTRA Sand
The Michelob ULTRA Arena is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the arena, which was recently renovated in 2018, offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The entertainment venue is home to the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, the city’s first professional basketball team, and has hosted prominent events and concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Michelob ULTRA Arena has also been home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events, USA Basketball and the Latin Billboard Music Awards.