Kalkbrenner Semifinalist for Defensive Honor, Jays Play Tonight

Creighton’s Ryan Kalkbrenner is one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award. 

Kalkbrenner leads the Big East and is second nationally with 2.97 blocked shots per game. 

The Bluejays open the postseason tonight when they battle Providence in the conference tournament.  The eighth-ranked Bluejays are seeded No. 2.  The seventh-seeded Friars beat Georgetown 74-56 last night.  Tipoff is at 6 p.m. on FOX.