The Creighton Bluejays were able to come back from 16 points down in the second half to defeat the Lobos 82-75. P-Allen Stinnet had 30 points and Booker Woodfox had 26.
New Mexico would take a 69-59 lead with 4:34 to play on a trey by Martinez, a lead that later was pushed to 72-63 on a nifty lay-up by Gary with 3:39 to play, before the Jays made their run.
Woodfox started the run with a three-pointer from the corner, following which CU coach Dana Altman used his full timeout to rest his line-up for the stretch run. After a defensive stop, Woodfox hit a jumper and Stinnett would deflect a loose ball off Martinez for a turnover. On the other end Stinnett took a feed from Dotzler to make it 72-70.
Woodfox stepped in to take a pivotal charge in the lane on Gary with 1:54 to play. The Jays took their first lead since the opening minutes on a three-pointer from Stinnett, 73-72, with 1:25 to go. After another defensive stop, Stinnett would drain a three-pointer from the top of the key to give CU a four-point cushion with 43 seconds left. As New Mexico tried to hurry the ball back upcourt, Carter would deflect Martinez’s inbounds pass and the Lobos had to foul Woodfox who hit drain both free throws with 28 seconds left before Stinnett added two more from the stripe with 19 seconds to play.
Story courtesy of CU athletics