Creighton squares off against Cal Poly

Cal Poly (1-3) vs. Creighton (2-1)

CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Creighton squares off against Cal Poly in an early season matchup. Cal Poly came up short in a 79-48 game at Saint Mary’s on Sunday. Creighton is coming off an 82-72 home win against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Cal Poly’s Junior Ballard, Kyle Colvin and Tuukka Jaakkola have combined to score 43 percent of all Mustangs points this season.JUMPING FOR JUNIOR: Ballard has connected on 57.1 percent of the seven 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 3 for 5 over his last three games. He’s also made 69.2 percent of his free throws this season.

COLD SPELL: Cal Poly has lost its last three road games, scoring 59.3 points, while allowing 76.7 per game.

DID YOU KNOW: Creighton has made 10.7 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among Big East teams.