Toby Hegner added 11 points and six rebounds while Isaiah
Zierden had 11 points and three steals for Creighton (3-0),
which also scored eight of the final 10 points. Devin Brooks
registered eight points, seven rebounds and four assists while
Zach Hanson contributed nine points, including a go-ahead basket
with 46 seconds left, and four boards for the Bluejays.
Buddy Hield recorded 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists
for the Sooners (1-1), who regrouped and took a four-point lead
with 3:37 to play. Ryan Spangler had 11 points and 11 rebounds
while TaShawn Thomas added 14 points and six rebounds as
Oklahoma won the battle of the boards 44-37.
Hield scored the game's first seven points and the Sooners never
let their advantage slip below six en route to a 35-24 advantage
at halftime as Creighton was 6-for-25 from the field prior to
the break - 2-of-14 from 3-point range - and didn't have a
player make more than one field goal. Oklahoma scored the first
seven points of the second half before the Bluejays exploded for
a 13-0 run, and Zierden's 3-pointer gave Creighton its first
lead 48-46 with 11:41 remaining.
The Sooners moved in front 61-57 as the Bluejays missed 11-of-12
shots during a 5:12 stretch, but Creighton scored the next eight
points and took the lead 63-61 as Hanson cleaned up Brooks'
airball. The Blue Jays led 65-63 when Brooks was fouled with
four seconds left and after he missed both free throws, Oklahoma
used its last timeout before Jordan Woodard missed a 3-pointer
from the corner at the buzzer.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Creighton has won 25 straight regular-season
games against teams from the Big 12, ACC, Big East, Big Ten,
Pac-12 and SEC dating to the start of 1996-97. ... Hield made
his first eight 3-point attempts of the season before missing on
his second try Tuesday. ... Spangler, who was 3-of-4 from
3-point range in this one after going 3-of-11 last season, has
two double-doubles in as many games after ranking second in the
Big 12 with 10 in 2013-14.
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