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Nebraska Boys State Basketball: Creighton Prep holds off Lincoln Pius X in triple OT thriller

Posted at 8:55 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 23:51:37-05

No. 2 Creighton Prep came away with an 83-80 win over No. 7 Lincoln Pius X in triple overtime in one of the best high school basketball games of the season. 

At the end of regulation, Creighton Prep's Akol Arop got the layup to go and tacked on the foul to put the Jr. Jays up with 11 seconds left to play. 

However, Lincoln Pius X's Charlie Easley drained a nearly-half court buzzer beater to send the game into overtime. 

The two traded shots back-and-forth down the stretch, but Prep was able to pull away at the end of the third overtime.

Creighton Prep will move on to face-off against the winner of tonight's matchup between Omaha Bryan and Lincoln East in the semifinals tomorrow night.