Creighton used a 19-4 run in the second half to take the lead for good as the 22nd ranked Bluejays beat No. 9 Wisconsin 79-67 as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Four players finished in double figures as Creighton notched its first non-conference home win over a top ten foe since 1973.
“You could argue it may be the best win we have had since I have been here”, said Creighton coach Greg McDermott. “When you consider where we are trying to get the program back to and where Wisconsin’s program is today.”
Khyri Thomas led Creighton with 18 points as the Jays overcame a Badger advantage on the glass by shooting 50 percent for the game, including 8-of-16 from three point range.
“I could not be more proud of our team. For us to be a veteran team like they are that play the right way and the success they have enjoyed is really a feather in the cap for our team.”