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Creighton 74, Connecticut 66

OMAHA, Neb. - Denzel Mahoney scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Creighton broke open a close game in the last 10 minutes to beat No. 23 Connecticut 74-66.

The Bluejays (11-4, 7-3 Big East) shot 58% in the second half.

Mahoney made 8 of 14 shots from the field.

R.J. Cole scored 14 points and freshman Adama Sanogo had a season-high 13 to lead UConn (7-3, 4-3).

Sanogo dunked to tie it at 48 before Mahoney started a 14-2 spurt that gave the Bluejays a cushion with six minutes left.

Back-to-back 3s by Isaiah Whaley and Brendan Adams cut the lead in half, but Mitch Ballock hit a shot in the lane and Marcus Zegarowski scored on a blow-by to make it a 10-point game again.

Zegarowski scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half and Damien Jefferson added 12 for the Bluejays.

UConn missed 22 of their first 27 shots, including eight layups, before Cole scored eight points to lead a flurry that pulled them to 29-28 at half.

Tyler Polley, averaging 10 points per game and the Huskies' best 3-point shooter, was held scoreless.


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Associated Press


January 23, 2021


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