OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Creighton basketball fought tooth and nail, but ultimately fell 103-92 to the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Jays fall to 6-2 on the season after the loss.
Creighton came out firing offensively, shooting 47% from the three point line in the first half to take a 48-41 lead at the break. But, Gonzaga got hot in the second half.
Thanks to six three pointers from Zach Norvell Jr., the Bulldogs were able to pull ahead in the second half. Norvell finished the night with 28 points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Creighton went on a 7-0 run late in the second half to cut it to a five point lead, but it was too little too late. Gonzaga out-scored the Jays 62-44 in the second half and came out of Omaha with the win.
Ty-Shon Alexander was the key to Creighton's offensive success in the first half as he finished with a team-high 27 points (12 in the first half) to go along with five assists and two rebounds.
Damien Jefferson was another bright spot for the Jays this afternoon as he finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and two assists.
Creighton will have the week off before having to take on in-state rival Nebraska Saturday, Dec. 8 in Lincoln at 1:30 p.m.