Marcus Zegarowski wasn't quite right, Denzel Mahoney was ailing, the 3-point shots weren't falling and the atmosphere for a season opener at home was blah. No. 11 Creighton beat North Dakota State 69-58 Sunday, and style points were the least of Bluejays coach Greg McDermott's concerns. ''If there's ever a year just to take the next game and try to get past it with a W and don't worry about how it happened, I think this is the year,'' McDermott said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Teddy Allen scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half when Nebraska pulled away for a 79-57 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday.