Creighton men rally to beat San Diego State in overtime in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

Chad Baker-Mazara, Ryan Hawkins
Posted at 9:11 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 00:42:32-04

FORT WORTH, Tex. (KMTV) — The Creighton men's basketball team rallied to beat San Diego State in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, 72-69.

The Jays improved their record to 23-11 with the win and will face #1 seed Kansas on Saturday starting at 1:40 p.m. on KMTV.

CU trailed for nearly the entire game against the Aztecs and was down by as many 14 in the first half.

Creighton cut that deficit in half by halftime trailing, 37-30, at the break.

The Jays ended regulation on a 9-0 run with Trey Alexander tying the game at 62 with 11 seconds remaining in the 2nd half.

Alexander also gave the Jays the lead in overtime with 1:08 remaining. The freshman finished with a game-high 18 points.

CU lost big man Ryan Kalkbrenner late in the game with a left knee injury.