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.