GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Creighton 98, Nebraska 74

OMAHA, Neb. - Marcus Zegarowski scored 22 points, Denzel Mahoney had 20 and No. 8 Creighton used a big run in the second half to pull away and beat Nebraska 98-74.

The Bluejays (4-1) weren't sharp early but went on a powerful dunk- and 3-pointer-filled 30-7 surge after halftime.

Teddy Allen led Nebraska with 26 points, Trey McGowens had 15 and Dalano Banton added 12.

The Huskers committed 25 turnovers, and Creighton converted them into 38 points.

The Bluejays unleashed their big run after Trey McGowens' dunk pulled Nebraska to 48-46. Eight Creighton combined to make 11 of 14 shots during the decisive run.

Creighton scored 15 points in a row before Allen made a layup to end the spurt. Then Christian Bishop got things started again with a giant windmill dunk on the other end for Creighton.

The Huskers came into the game averaging 12 turnovers per game and had that many in the first half. The Bluejays finished the half with 14 points off turnovers and led 44-40 at the break.


December 11, 2020