Strong half gives Creighton win over Missouri St.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Kenton Walker and P’Allen Stinnett came off the bench to spark Creighton to a 75-51 win over Missouri State on Sunday.

The duo hit 9 of 10 shots as the Bluejays outscored the Bears 34-16 over the first 13 minutes of the second half to blow open a tight game.

Walker finished with a career-high 15 points, and Stinnett, who did not start because of a sore knee, had all 12 of his after the half.

Creighton (17-6, 7-4) shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half while handing Missouri State (9-13, 2-9) its eighth loss in nine road games this season.

The Jays led 31-29 at intermission, after the teams traded runs in the first half.

Missouri State tied the game at 29-29 before Creighton moved in front on Kenny Lawson’s dunk with 31 seconds left in the half.

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 Missouri St.
Kyle Weems Kyle Weems
5-17,  15 Pts
12 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Creighton
Kenton Walker Kenton Walker
7-10,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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