QUEENS, NY (KMTV) — The Creighton men's basketball team pulled out a gutsy road win on Wednesday night over St. John's, 81-78, after losing guard Ryan Nembhard to a right wrist injury in the 2nd half. Following the game, CU announced Nembhard would miss the rest of the season.
Nembhard collided with a Red Storm player near midcourt with 12:55 remaining & was on the floor for a few minutes. After the game, head coach Greg McDermott said Nembhard had to be taken to a local hospital for X-rays.
I think the world of this kid. He is mature beyond his years. He has given Creighton nation a freshman season to remember. I promise you, the best is yet to come! Love you R2…— Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac) February 24, 2022
Ryan Hawkins led the way for the Jays with 25 points as Creighton won its 6th straight.
CU improved to 19-8 overall, 11-5 in the BIG EAST.
Creighton visits 11th ranked Providence on Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. on FS1.