Creighton rallies to beat Missouri St. 65-59

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)—Casey Harriman scored three crucial 3-pointers in the second half to help Creighton rally to a 65-59 win over Missouri State on Tuesday night.

The Bluejays (24-6, 13-4 Missouri Valley) trailed by 11 at halftime and were down 37-25 with 15:08 left before staging a 13-3 run to cut Missouri State’s lead to 40-38.

With Missouri State (11-18, 3-14) ahead 47-45, Harriman hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Creighton a 51-47 lead with 6:16 remaining.

Missouri State got to within 59-58 before Harriman hit another 3-pointer with 1:17 to play, pushing Creighton to an insurmountable 62-58 lead.

Harriman finished with 10 points and Cavel Witter and P’Allen Stinnett each had 11 as the Jays won their ninth in a row.

Will Creekmore, Chris Cooks and Spencer Laurie all scored 11 for Missouri State. Wade Knapp added 10.

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 Top Performers
 Creighton
Cavel Witter Cavel Witter
5-8,  11 Pts
0 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Missouri St.
Will Creekmore Will Creekmore
4-6,  11 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists

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