Resurgent Bluejays

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Creighton coach Dana Altman says Booker Woodfox has been the key to Creighton's nine-game winning streak.

The senior sharpshooter was bothered by an ankle injury most of January, but he's made almost 61 percent of his 3-point shots over the last nine games. His nation-leading 51.3-percent accuracy from long range puts him in position to become Creighton's first NCAA statistical champion since Paul Silas led the nation in rebounding in 1964.

Desperation has driven Woodfox, who is averaging 17 points during the streak and 15.8 for the season. He said he and fellow seniors Josh Dotzler and Dustin Sitzmann were worried when the Bluejays got off to a 5-4 start in the league.

Woodfox said they didn't want fans to remember the seniors as losers.

Woodfox is now a favorite for Valley player of the year.