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Creighton beats St. John's for the sixth straight time to improve to 6-3 in conference play

Posted: 10:07 PM, Jan 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-24 04:08:34Z

The Creighton men's basketball team beat St. John's for the sixth consecutive matchup with the Red Storm. Marcus Foster's 24-points led the Bluejays to a 68-63 victory.

Creighton held a steady lead throughout the first half; at one point taking a 15 point lead. The Bluejays first half performance gave them an 11 point advantage at halftime. Creighton's Foster scored 11 points in the first half while Toby Hegner tallied up three three-pointer on his way to 11 points in the half. Khryi Thomas's 10 first half points moved him into 46th place on Creighton's all-time scoring chart with 934 points. 

With under 15 minutes on the clock St. John's went on an 8-0 run to cut the Jays lead to 45-37. The Red Storm continued to cut the deficit coming within five points with under two minutes to play. The Bluejays were able to hold on to the win with 68-63 victory. Creighton's Foster and Thomas led the Bluejays with a combined total of 43 points.

Next, Creighton (16-5, 6-3 BIG EAST) takes on Georgetown (13-6, 3-5 BIG EAST) on Saturday. The Bluejays host the Hoyas for the annual Pink Out game at CenturyLink; tip off is set for 7 p.m.