Scores

Final

Norfolk State 47

(2-8, 1-0 MEAC)

Creighton 63

(6-2, 5-0 home)

8:05 PM ET, December 21, 2005

CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

1 2 T
NORF 21 2647
CREI 28 3563

Top Performers

Norfolk State: T. Murphy 18 Pts, 2 Reb

Creighton: A. Tolliver 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Creighton 63, Norfolk State 47

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Anthony Tolliver scored 14 points and Johnny Mathies added 13 to lead Creighton to a 63-47 win over Norfolk State on Wednesday night.

Creighton (6-2) also got 12 points from Nick Porter and 10 from Dane Watts to stay unbeaten in five home games.

Norfolk State (2-8) was led by Tony Murphy with 18 points, but none of his teammates managed more than 7 points.

The road-weary Spartans, who have played one home game, couldn't keep from fouling and Creighton used free throws to pull away in the second half. The Bluejays led 36-30 before scoring 11 straight points to lead by 17. The first 9 points on the decisive run came on free throws and the final 2 on a long jumper by Tolliver.

It was still 37-30 when Al'Davon Thomas was called for a blocking foul. He also was assessed a technical and Creighton made all four free throws, two each by Mathies and Porter.

The Spartans didn't get closer than 14 the rest of the way.

The Bluejays, who have two starters and their top reserve sidelined by injuries, led 28-21 at halftime. The lead could have been bigger but Creighton went 4-for-11 on free throws and missed several close-range shots.

Both teams shot poorly, Creighton making 36 percent and Norfolk State 34 percent from the field. Norfolk State had a 43-39 rebounding advantage.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NORF
CREI
Points 47 63
FG Made-Attempted 19-56 (.339) 19-53 (.358)
3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 6-22 (.273)
FT Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 19-28 (.679)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 16

2005-06 Season

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