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Creighton captures Paradise Jam title

Creighton captures Paradise Jam title
Posted at 2:17 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 15:17:56-05

The No. 12 Creighton Men's Basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit to rally and beat Ole Miss, 86-77, in the 2016 Paradise Jam championship game. 

Bluejays' Marcus Foster was named Tournament MVP, Cole Huff was also named to the All-Tourney team. Foster tallied a season-best 25 points and a team-high six rebounds. Khyri Thomas had 16 points, 11 of which were in the second half, and Toby Hegner finished with 12 points.

Also in double-figures was Justin Patton, who finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots. Maurice Watson Jr. led the Bluejays with seven assists along with nine points and five rebounds.

Creighton drained 16-of-26 three-pointers and 31-of-59 field goal attempts overall.

Creighton (5-0) hosts Loyola Saturday at 3:30 p.m.