Creighton 80, Houston 72

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HONOLULU (AP)—Dane Watts scored 21 points to lead Creighton to an 80-72 win over Houston Friday night in the semifinals of the Rainbow Classic.

Isacc Miles added 16 points for the Blue Jays (6-3) and Anthony Tolliver had 10.

Robert Lee led the Cougars (5-4) with 16 points, Dion Dowell added 15 and Robert McKiver had 14.

Miles’ breakaway layup with 16:42 remaining gave the Blue Jays the lead for good, 46-44, in a game that featured 15 lead changes and four ties.

Creighton outscored Houston 14-4 in the first six minutes of the second half to take a 53-45 lead.

Houston went 12-of-39 from beyond the arc.

Creighton advances to face Hawaii for the Rainbow Classic championship Saturday night.

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 Creighton
D. Watts D. Watts
6-11,  21 Pts
10 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Houston
D. Dowell D. Dowell
5-14,  15 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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