OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton seniors Nick Bahe, Dane Watts and Pierce Hibma combined for 60 points as Creighton won a 90-84 overtime game over Saint Joseph's on Sunday. The game was the the first between the Jesuit schools since 1981, and all six meetings have now been decided by 10 points or less.
DAYTON – Valparaiso made a statement in their first game in the Horizon League; that they were ready to compete in a new, tougher conference, as the pulled out a road win against Wright State 71-66 where the visiting teams rarely win.
Wright State on the other hand made two costly turnovers in the last 74 seconds of the game to lose the lead and let an important league game get away.
With a 66-63 lead and a 1:14 left in the game Wright State’s Vaughn Duggins threw an errant pass to Will Graham that got away and went into the backcourt for a turnover.
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Drew Lavender scored 28 points and dished a career-high 10 assists as No. 21 Xavier snapped a three-game losing streak against Creighton with a 79-66 win at a sold-out Cintas Center over the Bluejays.
Xavier improved to 7-1, while Creighton fell from the ranks of the unbeaten and is 5-1 heading into a Sunday home game against fellow Atlantic-10 school Saint Joseph’s.
A little bit delayed with the Rewind today.. had a little engagement in beautiful Trenton, NJ. I was sworn into the New Jersey Bar this morning (yes, they let me in somehow..), but I'm back at the trusty keyboard this afternoon. Nothing too exciting last night.. as the real action is today.. UNC, Memphis, USC, Kansas State all in action and all on national cable. Nonetheless, here is a shortened review of last night in 10:
Since I slept a bit late
Sunday.. here's a full Monday rundown.. in a whopping 20 bullet-points. That's
right, 33% more bullet-pointed goodness.
1a. Texas beat #1 UCLA and is 7-0.
1b. I took a lot of heat for putting Texas Top 10 in my preseason rankings, so I do feel a bit of vindication. There, I said it.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Justin Burrell and D.J. Kennedy each tallied ten points for the Red Storm, but the Miami Hurricanes held off St. John’s 66-47. St. John’s is now 4-1 on the season, while the Hurricanes remain unbeaten at 7-0.
Down 29-19 with 5:23 to go in the first, St. John’s used a 10-0 run to finish out the half and went into halftime tied at 29-29. Burrell tallied six points during the rally as he made four free throws and also added a jumper right before the buzzer.
TAMPA, Fla. - Freshman Nick Calathes scored 21 points to lead the two-time defending national champion Florida Gators to an 86-61 victory over the University of Vermont on Friday night at the St. Pete Times Forum. Junior Mike Trimboli (Norwalk, Conn.) paced the Catamounts, who fall to 2-5 on the season, with a game-high 23 points.