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Creighton tops Bradley

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Anthony Tolliver scored 19 points, Johnny Mathies had 16 and Creighton used an 18-2 run in the second half Wednesday night to rally past Bradley, 80-76, at Omaha, Neb.

Creighton (12-4, 6-2 Missouri Valley Conference) also got 13 points apiece from Dane Watts and Nick Porter while staying undefeated (9-0) at home this season.

Bradley (9-7, 3-5), which defeated Creighton 86-69 in Peoria 17 days ago, was led by Daniel Ruffin with a career-high 22 points. Will Franklin added 18 for the Braves, who had their MVC road losing streak extended to 14. They've lost 10 straight in Omaha.

After giving up the first basket of the second half to fall behind 40-28, Creighton went on an 18-2 run in a span of five minutes to lead 46-42 with 13:57 to play. The Bluejays led by as many as seven three times before Bradley closed to 61-60 with 5:37 left.

Three straight layups by Tolliver, Porter and Watts made it 67-60 with 2:33 left. It became a 9-0 run before Ruffin was fouled on a 3-point shot. He made all three to make it 70-63 with 1:01 left.

The Braves closed to 77-76 in a final minute that included two 3-pointers and a 3-point play. But Creighton's Josh Dotzler made two free throws and Pierce Hibma added two more with 2.8 seconds left after Danny Adams missed a tying 3-pointer at the other end.

The game was physical throughout and three technicals were called, two against Bradley, which also took a flagrant foul.

Drake 77, Indiana State 68

Sean Tracy hit three free throws in the final seconds of overtime to secure Drake's victory over Indiana State at Terre Haute, Ind.

The three points were Tracy's only scores for the game as six Drake players scored in the overtime, during which the Bulldogs outscored the Sycamores 15-6.

Nick Grant led Drake (11-8, 4-4) with 15 points and Al Stewart and Jonathan Cox both scored 13. Cox also grabbed 12 rebounds. Chris Bryant added 11 points and Ajay Calvin had 10, as the Bulldogs beat Indiana State for the second time in a week.

The Sycamores (8-8, 1-7) led 59-54 before Drake went on an 8-0 run to take a three-point lead with 1:39 left in regulation. Indiana State's Tyson Schnitker, who scored 22 points for the game, hit a jumper and Gabriel Moore hit the second of two free throws to tie the game at 62 going into overtime.

The loss was the eighth straight for Indiana State after opening the season with eight victories.


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