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9th ranked Creighton beats UCONN Sunday in overtime

Creighton UConn Basketball
Creighton UConn Basketball
Posted at 1:28 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 14:34:57-05

OMAHA (KMTV) — The 9th ranked Creighton men's basketball team hit the game-tying shot with 0.2 left in regulation, then hung on in overtime as the Bluejays beat UCONN on Sunday in Storrs, 76-74.

Damien Jefferson hit a short jumper in the paint to tie the score at 66 & send the game into overtime.

Christian Bishop scored a team-high 19 points for CU.

The Jays improved to 6-2 overall, 2-1 BIG EAST play. The Huskies hadn't played in 17 days due to its last four games getting canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.

CU hosts Xavier on Wednesday starting at 2 p.m. Around 1,700 fans will be allowed inside the CHI Health Center.