GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Creighton 94, Omaha 67

OMAHA, Neb. - Christian Bishop scored 18 points to lead six Creighton players in double figures and the ninth-ranked Bluejays routed Omaha 94-67.

The Bluejays (2-0) connected on 61% of their shots, bolting to a 50-26 halftime lead.

Big East preseason player of the year Marcus Zegarowski made back-to-back 3-pointers near the end of a 27-3 run that broke open the game early.

Denzel Mahoney hit a 3 for Creighton's first basket and finished with 17 points. Antwann Jones scored 12 points, Zegarowski had 11 points and 11 assists, Damien Jefferson added 11 points and Ryan Kalkbrenner had 10 points.

The Mavericks (1-3) had no answer for the inside-outside game of Bishop, who had 12 points and seven rebounds before the break. He played only five minutes in the second half, allowing the 7-foot Kalkbrenner and the 6-11 Jacob Epperson to get decent playing time.

Marlon Ruffin scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and Matt Pile had a game-high nine rebounds to lead the Mavericks.


Associated Press

December 1, 2020