May 20, 2024

Field Rating OMAHA, Neb. — Powered by 26-5 run popping out of the locker room that turned a contested battle right into a blowout, the No. 8 Creighton males’s basketball crew because the Bluejays defeated North Dakota State 89-60 on Saturday, November 11. The win pushed the Bluejays to 2-0, whereas the Bison fell to 2-1 total.

The Bison held Creighton in examine in early, romping out to an 11-6 lead with 14:59 remaining. Guard Thomas Damari-Wheeler led the cost with six of his 15 factors within the opening 5 minutes. Creighton responded with seven straight factors from Baylor Scheierman, vaulting the Bluejays into the lead at 13-11.

Main 21-20 with seven minutes remaining within the half, the Bluejays hit the afterburners as Creighton linked on its ultimate eight photographs, together with 4 from lengthy vary to bounce out to a 41-31 lead at halftime.

Creighton’s second half surge centered across the Bluejay massive man Ryan Kalkbrenner, who scored 11 of Creighton’s first 16 factors within the second stanza. The Bluejays scored the primary 16 factors of the body to push their result in 57-31. After a pair of buckets by the Bison, Creighton’s run continued with one other 10-0 surge together with seven from Trey Alexander to provide Creighton its largest lead at 67-36.

Alexander led Creighton with 21 factors, seven rebounds and a career-high 5 steals, whereas Scheierman and Kalkbrenner completed with 17 and 13 factors respectively. North Dakota State obtained a team-high 15 factors from Damari-Wheeler. Main scorer Boden Skunberg got here in averaging 21.0 factors per recreation however was held to 4 factors on 2-of-6 taking pictures in 29 minutes of motion.

After opening the sport 7-of-17 from the sector (41.2%), the Bluejays hit 21 of their subsequent 25 photographs (84.0%) and closed the sport 33-of-54 (61.1%). The Bison, in the meantime, began 6-of-10 (60%) and closed the sport 25-of-60 (41.7%)

The Bluejays return to the ground on Tuesday, November 14th in a extremely anticipated battle with Iowa at 9:00 p.m. inside CHI Well being Heart Omaha

NOTES: Trey Alexander nabbed a career-high 4 steals within the opening half, closing the sport with 5 … Baylor Scheierman prolonged his streak with a minimum of one three pointer to 49 consecutive video games, together with a program-record 39 in a row since transferring to Creighton previous to final season … Creighton went greater than 10 minutes with no miss at one level, hitting 12 consecutive photographs  … The streak prolonged from 7:04 remaining within the first half to 16:42 of the second half, a complete ot 10:22 … Creighton outscored NDSU 36-24 within the paint and 13-4 after offensive rebounds … Creighton’s 4 fouls have been the fewest ever by a crew in a recreation inside CHI Well being Heart Omaha … Creighton has began 2-0 in 13 of Greg McDermott‘s 14 seasons … Creighton improved to 12-0 all-time towards North Dakota State … The Bison are coached by David Richman, a former pupil assistant coach below Greg McDermott … Creighton is now 280-60 all-time inside CHI Well being Heart Omaha … Creighton is now 16-0 towards Summit League groups below Greg McDermottGreg McDermott was North Dakota State’s head coach in 2000-01.


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