The Creighton men’s basketball team handed Nebraska just its second home loss at Pinnacle Bank Arena, overcoming a double-digit deficit to post a 65-55 victory before 15,782 fans on Sunday. Creighton’s win was its fourth in a row in the series, all by double-figures, and 13th in the last 16 regular-season meetings over its I-80 rival.
Despite a game-high 21 points from Terran Petteway, the Husker men’s basketball team saw its 12-game home win streak snapped.
Petteway finished with 21 points, but no other Husker finished in double figures, as Nebraska (5-2) struggled offensively in taking its first home loss since January. NU shot just 38 percent, including 6-of-23 from 3-point range, as Creighton overcame a 10-point first-half deficit to hand the Huskers their first home non-conference loss at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Austin Chatman led Creighton (7-2) with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Isaiah Zierden added 13 points and five rebounds off the bench for the winners. The Bluejays shot 47 percent, a season high for a Husker opponent, including 10-of-23 from long range, and out-rebounded Nebraska, 36-33.
Creighton returns to action on Tuesday night when it hosts South Dakota in a game that tips at 8:15 pm. Nebraska returns to action on Wednesday night when it hosts Incarnate Word at 7 p.m.