George Washington closed on a 10-0 run to defeat No. 20 Creighton, 60-53, in the third-place game of the Wooden Legacy on Sunday afternoon in Anaheim, CA. Creighton dropped to 5-2 with its second straight loss.
Twice, Creighton would fell behind by 13 points in the first half before cutting the deficit to eight at 32-24. Creighton continued a 10-0 run by scoring the first five points after the break to cut the GW lead to 32-29 with 17 minutes to play. Ethan Wragge hit a three-pointer to give CU its first lead, 44-42 with 6:16 left. GW went ahead 48-47 and never trailed. Wragge paced Creighton with 16 points to go with a career-best nine rebounds, as the senior sank four three-pointers as well as his first two-pointer of the year. Grant Gibbs added 12 points for the Jays, as well.
Creighton will remain in Orange County before its next game, a Tuesday night game at Long Beach State that is scheduled for a 9 pm Central tip.