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Creighton Holds Off Northern Arizona 74-70

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wayne Runnels had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Kenny Lawson Jr. added 10 points, including the game's final four, as Creighton edged Northern Arizona 74-70 Sunday.

Lawson's dunk with 18 seconds remaining put the Bluejays (2-0) up 72-70, and after a missed 3 by the Lumberjacks, Lawson added two free throws with 5 to go.

Gabe Rogers led Northern Arizona (0-2) with 18 points, Eric Platt had 13 and Cameron Jones 12.

Creighton led 34-25 at halftime and pushed its advantage to 15 early in the second half before the Lumberjacks stormed back to take a 46-45 lead with 11:13 to play. The lead changed hands three times after that and neither team led by more than five the rest of the way.

Kaleb Korver finished with 12 points for the Bluejays, Antoine Young had 11 and Doug McDermott 10.

This was the first meeting between the schools since 1959.

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