Creighton leads all the way in win over Evansville
OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Creighton scored 14 consecutive points to open the second half and pulled away to a 77-59 win over Evansville Wednesday
The Bluejays (11-3) never trailed and had a six-point lead at the break. They hit four 3-pointers in a span of 2:10 to open things up and even their Missouri Valley Conference record at 2-2.
The Purple Aces dropped to 5-9 overall and 0-4 in league play.
Creighton scored the game’s first seven points and led by as many as eight in the first half. The Jays were in a sharing mood, registering an assist on 15 of their first 18 field goals.
P’Allen Stinnett scored 13 points and tallied five rebounds and six assists for Creighton, which got 20 of its 35 first-half points from its bench players. Its reserves rank second nationally, averaging 41.5 points per game.
Dane Watts added 11 points and eight rebounds. He had one Creighton’s four 3-pointers during the decisive run. Nick Bahe had two others, and Stinnett capped the surge with the fourth to put the Jays up 49-29 with 15:51 to play.
The lead reached 26 points later in the game.
Jay Couisnard led Evansville with 13 points.
The Purple Aces missed their first eight shots before rallying to within one in the first half. But Creighton’s Kenny Lawson blocked their first field-goal attempts in the second half, and Evansville turned the ball over 12 times after halftime and 19 times in the game.