Xavier edges past Creighton 74-73
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dee Davis was sent to the line with four seconds remaining and knocked down both free throws to edge Xavier past Creighton 74-73 on Saturday.
After both teams traded turnovers, Devin Brooks got a tip-in for a one-point Bluejays lead with seven seconds left, the first since midway through the second half.
Austin Chatman fouled Davis with 6.3 seconds remaining, Davis made both, and Chatman’s final shot from 25 feet out hit the front of the rim to end it.
Davis finished with four points, while Matt Stainbrook scored a career-high 26 points. The sixth-seeded Musketeers (19-12, 9-9) will face No. 3 seed Butler in the Big East tournament on Thursday.
Chatman scored 18 points and James Milliken 17 for the Bluejays, whose last four losses have been by four points or less. Tenth-seeded Creighton (13-18, 4-14) will face seventh-seeded DePaul on Wednesday in the tournament.