Watson scores season-high 25, No. 10 Creighton beats Huskers

BY foxsports • December 14, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Maurice Watson Jr. scored a season-high 25 points, Cole Huff added 13 and No. 10 Creighton dominated the second half in a 77-62 victory over in-state rival Nebraska on Wednesday night.

The Bluejays (9-0) have won 15 of 18 meetings with the Cornhuskers (5-4), including the last six by double digits.

Creighton led 31-30 at halftime and held Nebraska scoreless for 6 1/2 minutes in the second half while going up 51-37 and grew the lead to 21 in the last 3 minutes.

Tai Webster had 16 points and Ed Morrow had 13 rebounds for the Huskers.

The Huskers shot 32.4 percent overall and were just 3 of 22 on 3-point attempts. Creighton shot 50.8 percent but was just 12 of 23 from the free throw line.

Creighton's Toby Hegner dunked with 3 1/2 minutes left, prompting the small contingent of Bluejays fans to chant ''C-U, C-U'' as Nebraska fans began heading to the exits. The Nebraska fans who remained booed Davion Mintz's fast-break dunk in the final seconds.

The victory allowed Creighton to tie the all-time series 25-25.

Marcus Foster, the Bluejays' season scoring leader at 19.4 points a game, was scoreless in the first half and finished with seven points.

THE BIG PICTURE

Creighton: The Bluejays' first road trip was a bumpy ride. The flow was choppy, and they couldn't get their 90-points-a-game offense moving at the speed they like until after the game was decided. They still were good enough to beat their in-state rival, which is picked near the bottom of the Big Ten.

Nebraska: The Huskers are not a good offensive team to begin with, and they were worse than that against the Bluejays.

UP NEXT

Creighton hosts Longwood on Friday.

Nebraska visits No. 3 Kansas on Saturday.

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