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Texas 72, Creighton 67

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By JIM VERTUNO
AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas - Marcus Carr scored 19 points and made two free throws with 10 seconds left as No. 2 Texas held off No. 7 Creighton's furious late-game rally and beat the Bluejays 72-67.

Creighton, which struggled through a miserable 3-point shooting night, cut an 11-point Texas lead to 62-59 thanks in part to five points in a row by Baylor Scheierman. But Carr's baseline jumper and a layup by Tyrese Hunter with 46 seconds left stretched the Longhorns' lead again.

That didn't quite close the door on Creighton, which got two more 3-pointers from Scheierman, who had missed his first nine attempts. That forced Texas to finish it from the free-throw line behind Carr and Brock Cunningham. Cunningham's two free throws with 4 seconds left were his only points of the game.

The matchup was part of the Big 12-Big East Battle and Texas earned its second home win over a top 10 opponent in its new arena. The Longhorns (6-0) beat then-No. 2 Gonzaga on Nov. 16.

Hunter scored 15 points for Texas.

Ryan Kalkbrenner had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Creighton (6-2), and Ryan Nembhard scored 17 points. The Bluejays were 4 of 27 on 3-pointers, but found a late shooting touch in the final seconds to stay close.

Scheierman, a 44% shooter from beyond the arc this season, made three 3s in a row late. His off-balance shot from the right corner over a defender pulled the Bluejays within 68-65 with 11.4 seconds left.

Scheierman finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Creighton: Kalkbrenner was all but unstoppable on a 9-of-10 shooting night for the Bluejays, who kept launching from long range instead of looking for their 7-foot-1 center.

Texas: The Longhorns couldn't force their usual numbers of turnovers and fast-break points, but were exceptionally clean with the ball on offense. Texas had just three turnovers that Creighton turned into three points.

December 1, 2022


Creighton
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Kaluma F 34 6-12 0-0 1-5 1-3 2 1 0 2 3 13
R. Kalkbrenner C 35 9-10 2-4 0-0 3-13 0 2 0 3 0 20
R. Nembhard G 36 8-16 1-1 0-4 1-4 6 0 1 0 1 17
T. Alexander G 33 0-8 4-4 0-2 1-5 4 0 0 2 3 4
B. Scheierman G 33 4-14 2-3 3-13 0-11 0 1 0 0 3 13
F. Farabello   12 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Mitchell   7 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0
M. Miller   6 0-2 0-2 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F. King   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Totals   200 27-66
(.409)
9-14
(.643)
4-27
(.148)
8-44 12 5 3 8 11 67


Texas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Allen F 26 5-10 1-3 0-1 3-7 4 0 0 1 3 11
D. Mitchell F 20 5-8 0-0 0-0 3-3 0 0 1 0 1 10
D. Disu F 15 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-5 0 0 0 0 2 4
M. Carr G 34 7-20 3-3 2-5 0-5 5 0 0 0 0 19
T. Hunter G 34 7-15 0-0 1-4 0-3 2 0 1 1 2 15
S. Rice   26 2-9 0-0 1-6 0-4 1 2 0 1 2 5
B. Cunningham   17 0-2 2-2 0-1 1-4 1 0 0 0 1 2
C. Bishop   16 3-6 0-0 0-1 0-4 1 0 0 0 1 6
A. Morris   12 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Totals   200 31-74
(.419)
6-8
(.750)
4-19
(.211)
9-42 15 3 3 3 12 72
Officials: James Breeding, Mike Roberts, Kipp Kissinger




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