Wichita State beats Creighton 74-61
WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—Toure Murry had 17 points to lead Wichita State to a 74-61 victory over Creighton on Saturday at Koch Arena.
Wichita State (7-11, 1-6 Missouri Valley) never led by less than six in the game’s final 29 minutes. Ramon Clemente had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Shockers, helping them to a 47-22 rebounding advantage.
Creighton (14-5, 4-3) was led by Booker Woodfox’s 20 points.
Creighton’s Josh Dotzler hit a 3-pointer to start the second half that made it 31-24 Wichita State, but the Bluejays would not be that close again for 12 minutes. Woodfox kept Creighton from falling out of reach, scoring nine straight points for his team during one stretch and pouring in 15 second-half points.
The Bluejays cut Wichita State’s lead to 58-52 on Justin Carter free throws with 7:13 remaining. But the Shockers answered with a 11-2 run highlighted by A.J. Hawkins’ driving layup and a Clevin Hannah 3-pointer.