Watts scores 20 points as Creighton ends Arkansas-Little Rock winning streak with 80-61 victory

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Dane Watts had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Creighton held Arkansas-Little Rock to one field goal in the first 10 minutes on the way to an 80-61 victory on Saturday.

The Bluejays (9-1), who won their third game of the week, are off until they open Missouri Valley Conference play next Saturday at home against Illinois State. Arkansas-Little Rock (9-2), which had matched the best start in school history, saw its seven-game winning streak end.

The Trojans didn’t score their first field goal until almost eight minutes into the game, when De’Andre Eggins threw an inbound pass off a Creighton player’s back to himself for an uncontested dunk.

By then, the Bluejays were up by seven points en route to an 18-point halftime lead.

Creighton’s 80 points were the most allowed by the Trojans this season. The Bluejays converted Arkansas-Little Rock’s 21 turnovers into 33 points.

A steal by Kaleb Korver started a fast break that P’Allen Stinnett finished with a crowd-pleasing alley-oop dunk, giving Creighton its biggest lead, 68-45, with 5:13 left. Stinnett finished with 11 points.

Josh Dotzler tied a career-high with five steals for the Bluejays.

Eggins had 19 points and Terrance Akins added 16 for the Trojans.

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 AR Little Rock
D. Eggins D. Eggins
6-9,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Creighton
D. Watts D. Watts
6-11,  20 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists

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