Creighton beats Wichita St. 68-56

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Booker Woodfox scored 16 points as Creighton extended its winning streak to eight games with a 68-56 win over Wichita State Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

The Bluejays (11-2, 1-0) scored the final seven points of the first half and led the rest of the way in front of a record crowd of 17,954 at Qwest Center Omaha. In the first 19 minutes, the score was tied seven times and there were eight lead changes.

The game was last even at 28-28 after Creighton tied the score on a basket by Kenton Walker with 1:41 left in the first half. Creighton’s lead eventually reached 16 on a 3-pointer by Justin Carter in the closing minutes.

Clevin Hannah scored 17 points for the Shockers (6-6, 0-1) to lead all scorers. Toure’ Murry added 16 points.

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