Wichita, KS (Sports Network) - Carl Hall scored 17 points and pulled down 13
rebounds to help Wichita State edge 12th-ranked Creighton, 67-64, at Charles
Malcolm Armstead scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five
assists, Cleanthony Early added 13 points and Demetric Williams finished with
10 for the Shockers (17-2, 6-1 MVC), who have now won 18 straight games at
Doug McDermott scored a game-high 25 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point
range and Grant Gibbs scored 14 points to go with eight assists for the
Bluejays (17-2, 6-1), who had an 11-game winning streak snapped.
McDermott's 3-pointer with 5:23 left pulled Creighton within 62-61, and the
teams traded baskets until Hall was fouled with 49 ticks showing.
Hall, who missed two free throws just over a minute earlier, split a pair from
the charity stripe to give the Shockers a 65-63 lead.
Following a Bluejays' timeout, Gibbs was fouled as he drove to the hoop. Gibbs
bricked the first try, but buried the next to make it 65-64 with 26 seconds
The Shockers were able to run 10 seconds off the clock before Armstead was
fouled and connected on a pair of free throws to give Witchita State a 67-64
After an Ethan Wragge 3-pointer from the right corner missed, Creighton fouled
Hall with eight seconds left. Hall, though, missed both foul shots, and Wragge
raced up court but couldn't get a game-tying 3-pointer to fall and the
Shockers held on for the win.
An Armstead 3-pointer with 12:21 left in the first half sparked 21-15 sequence
to give Witchita State a 36-29 lead, but McDermott scored the final four
points of the frame, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to make it
36-33 at the break.
Creighton leads the all-time series, 53-44 ... Both teams struggled from the
foul line. Witchita State went 9-for-19 from the line and the Bluejays were
10-for-17 from the charity stripe ... The Shockers forced 14 turnovers while
giving it away just six times.
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