Creighton was facing a non-conference ranked opponent at home for the first time since 2001. The Bluejays looked early on as if they were overmatched. However, the Bluejays came back from an 18-point deficit in the second half to upset 18th-ranked Oklahoma 65-63 on Wednesday night. Many in the sellout crowd of 17,393 stormed the court after the victory.
Creighton was down 35-24 at the half and the Sooners came out on a quick 7-0 run that put OU up 42-24 on a three-pointer by Ryan Spangler. CU head coach Greg McDermott called a timeout just 1:30 into the half and his young team responded.
Toby Hegner hit a three-pointer and Creighton made five from long distance during a seven-minute stretch where the Bluejays grabbed a 48-46 lead on Isiah Zierdan’s three-pointer.
Neither team led by more than four points the rest of the game.
Austin Chatman had 17 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and six assists. In addition to Chatman’s first career point/rebound double-double, Hegner and Zierden both scored 11 points. Creighton shot 37.5 percent for the game and 8-for-26 (30.8 percent) from three-point range, while also sinking 15-of-21 foul shots.