Creighton beats No. 13 Xavier behind balanced scoring effort

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arthur Kamula scored 20 factors, Creighton’s 4 different starters completed in double-figures and the Bluejays toppled No. 13 Xavier 84-67 on Saturday for his or her fourth straight Huge East win.

Creighton (13-8, 7-3) steadily constructed a double-digit lead all through the sport and made 34 of its 60 subject objective makes an attempt (56.7%) earlier than a sold-out crowd.

Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 17 factors, Baylor Scheierman had 14, Trey Alexander completed with 13 and Ryan Nembhard added 11 for the Bluejays, who avenged a 90-87 loss at Xavier on Jan. 11.

Zach Freemantle led Xavier (17-5, 9-2) with 18 factors, adopted by Colby Jones and Adam Kunkel with 13.

Creighton went on a 10-2 run simply earlier than halftime for a 42-28 lead. The Musketeers threatened within the second half with an 11-3 run to get inside 55-49 with a 3-pointer by Kunkel.

Creighton responded with its greatest offensive burst of the sport, outscoring Xavier 19-8 in fewer than six minutes to take a 74-57 lead.


Xavier: The Musketeers entered the sport main the nation in assists per recreation at 21.0. At halftime, Xavier had solely six assists earlier than ending the sport with 16.

Creighton: The win over the Musketeers improved Creighton’s residence document to 10-1 and in addition made the Bluejays 6-0 in Huge East residence video games. Creighton’s lone residence loss was a 63-53 setback to Nebraska on Dec. 4.


Xavier: Hosts Windfall on Wednesday.

Creighton: Performs at Georgetown on Wednesday.


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