Creighton slips past Southern Illinois 71-69

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Antoine Young’s driving basket with 1.3 seconds left gave Creighton a 71-69 win over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.

The shot over two Saluki defenders saved the Bluejays (8-9, 3-3 Missouri Valley) from a late collapse on their home floor. Justin Carter led Creighton with 19 points.

Gene Teague scored 14 points to lead Southern Illinois (9-6, 2-4).

Tony Freeman hit a 3-pointer with 1:19 to play to pull the Salukis within 69-67, and Kevin Dillard tied the game with 35 seconds left after Justin Bocot blocked a shot by Carter at the other end.

Creighton held the ball from there, and Young dribbled down the right side of the lane and put up a shot as time ran down.

The win was the 400th at the Division I level for Creighton coach Dana Altman. Altman has coached 21 combined seasons at Marshall, Kansas State and Creighton.

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Gene Teague Gene Teague
4-7,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Creighton
Justin Carter Justin Carter
6-9,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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