Creighton 71, Alabama St. 57

Antoine Young scored 21 points as Creighton topped Alabama State

71-57 on Friday in the season opener for both teams.

Young led four Bluejays players who scored double digits. Doug

McDermott added 16 points in his debut for the school while Jahenns

Manigat scored 12 and Kenny Lawson Jr., 11.

The team shot 24 of 28 from the free-throw line in taking its

16th straight home-opening win.

The Hornets held it close in the first half, leading several

times in the period and trailing just 33-30 at halftime.

But the Bluejays took the lead for good with about 16 minutes

left on a jumper by Young.

Kenderek Washington led Alabama State in scoring with nine

points.