SURVIVE & ADVANCE! Creighton hangs on to beat UC Santa Barbara in NCAA Tournament opener

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-21 00:41:10-04

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (KMTV) — The Creighton men's basketball team survived its first round NCAA Tournament matchup on Saturday against UC Santa Barbara, 63-62.

Christian Bishop's two free throws gave the Jays the lead for good with 16 seconds remaining. It's the first time CU has won a first round NCAA Tournament game in seven years.

Marcus Zegarowski scored a game-high 17 points while Bishop added 15.

The 5th seeded Bluejays will play 13th seed Ohio, which upset 4th seed Virginia 62-58, on Monday at 5:10 p.m. Central at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on TNT (Cox Cable Ch. 36 in Omaha).