NCAAB Game Recap - Providence at Creighton
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:30 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
TexPA
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LongI
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Merrim
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Jan 18, 2020, 4:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Providence (11-8)

37

37

74

(25) Creighton (14-5)

41

37

78

Zegarowski's late 3 lifts No. 25 Creighton past Friars 78-74
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:18 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Marcus Zegarowski was so dizzy before the game that he was held out of the starting lineup for the first time this season.

Ty-Shon Alexander hurt his knee late in the first half and was so stiff that he could barely move.

The two ended up making the biggest shots of the game to rally No. 25 Creighton in a 78-74 victory over Providence on Saturday.

Zegarowski hit the tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left after Alexander's 3 and bank-in brought the Bluejays back from a five-point deficit in the last 90 seconds.

"Those plays by Ty-Shon, you can look at the last shot I hit, but it's a lot tougher when you're down," Zegarowski said. "It's a little different when it's a tie game. So that last play, I give a lot of credit to Ty-Shon. He put us in position to have a tie game."

Alexander had 24 points to lead the Bluejays (14-5, 3-3 Big East), who had to overcome David Duke's career-high 36-point performance for the Friars (11-8, 4-2).

Alexander got tangled with the Friars' Alpha Diallo as Diallo drove to the basket late in the first half. Alexander had the knee stretched, and he was back on the floor to start the second half. He wasn't able to move well, especially on defense, but the Bluejays needed him for his offense.

"I basically had to play through it," Alexander said. "Our team needed this win. It was more important for my team and for my coach to get this win than for me to just sit out and complain about a knee injury."

Duke scored at will in the second half, and the Friars were up five and on the verge of pulling away when Alexander went to work. He hit a deep 3 and then his bank-in from the baseline tied it with 36 seconds left.

Creighton got the ball back on the alternating possession when Duke lost control of the ball in the lane and Denzel Mahoney grabbed it to force a tie-up. Zegarowski took the inbounds pass, brought it upcourt and then suddenly stopped and launched a deep 3 from above the key for his only basket of the second half.

After it went in, he ran to the other end of the court with teammates chasing him. Alexander was the first to greet him.

Alexander intercepted the inbounds pass, got fouled and made a free throw to finish off the Friars.

"Really proud of Marcus to have the toughness to play when most guys would be in bed," Creighton coach Greg McDermott said.

Zegarowski became dizzy during pregame warmups and went to the locker room. He entered the game at the first break and finished with eight points and a season-high six turnovers.

"Before the game it hit me real quick," he said. "Something I hadn't experienced. I just got real dizzy. I was having trouble moving a little bit. Our staff did a great job helping me feel a lot better. I think I was dehydrated. Toward game time I felt a lot better. I'll always try to suit up."

BIG PICTURE

Providence: The Friars came in winning five of six games. Now they've begun a stretch of five straight games against opponents currently ranked in the Top 25.

Creighton: This was a gut-check win for the Bluejays, who had lost three of their last four and were less than 100% with Zegarowski playing with illness and Alexander having banged up his left knee.

HE COULDN'T MISS

Duke broke loose for his 36 points after scoring just seven against St. John's in his previous game. The sophomore guard scored the Friars' last 15 points.

"That kid deserves it," Providence coach Ed Cooley said. "David is the hardest-working player I've ever coached. He's in the gym morning, noon and night, and I'm happy for him that it's paying off."

UP NEXT

Providence hosts St. John's on Wednesday.

Creighton visits DePaul on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Providence PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Holt 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Duke 36 0 2 4 3 0
Creighton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Jones 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Mitchell 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

Prov Crei
Points For 74 78
Field Goals 25/64-39% 25/52-48%
Three Pointers 11/28-39% 8/16-50%
Free Throws 13/18-72% 20/25-80%
Offensive Rebounds 19 15
Defensive Rebounds 13 24
Rebounds 35 43
Blocks 1 1
Steals 11 5
Turnovers 9 15
Personal Fouls 21 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Crei Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 Prov 74 @ Crei 78 G. Gantt 3 C. Bishop 4

Game Information

Stadium: CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
Attendance: 17,048
Game Time: