Creighton took down No. 20 Northwestern 92-88 Wednesday night. The Bluejays were able to overcome losing a key player in the first half with help from the bench.
Creighton's bench exploded with 25 points in the first half led by true freshman Ty-Shon Alexander. Alexander was the top scorer for the Bluejays in the first half followed by 9 points from Khyri Thomas. The Bluejays' lost a key player just seven minutes into the first half when Toby Hegner went down on his ankle. Hegner was helped off the court and later walked back to the locker room on crutches.
The Bluejays starters began hitting more shots in the second half to help seal the win. Thomas recorded his fourth career double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Bluejays' Martin Krampelj played an important role on the court tonight finishing with a career-high 17 points. Two other Bluejays finished in double-figures, Alexander scored a career-high 14 points while Marcus Foster put up 12 points.
Next, Creighton will travel to Kansas City to meet up with UCLA for its third game in the 2017 Hall of Fame Classic. The Bluejays will face the Bruins Monday, Nov. 20th at 6 p.m.