Creighton tops S. Illinois 73-72 in OT

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—P’Allen Stinnet’s scored 29 points and Josh Dotzler’s steal with 51 seconds left in overtime sparked Creighton to a 73-72 come-from-behind victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday.

The Bluejays (14-4) were down 69-65 with less than a minute to play in the extra session when Stinnett hit a 3-pointer that closed the gap to one.

Ryan Hare was called for a charge on the ensuing possession for the Salukis, giving Creighton the opportunity to move in front on Booker Woodfox’s three with 21.4 seconds left in overtime.

Stinnett scored 29 points for the Jays, who improved to 4-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Dillard had 21 points for the Salukis, now 7-10 overall and 2-4 in the MVC.

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Kevin Dillard Kevin Dillard
7-11,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Creighton
P'Allen Stinnett P'Allen Stinnett
8-14,  29 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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