Creighton rallied from a 16 point deficit with under 10 minutes remaining. The Jays overcame the Lobos with persistence, a tenacious 2nd half defense which forced 20 TO’s, and the hot shooting of guards P’Allen Stinnett and Booker Woodfox.
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Creighton 82, New Mexico 75
OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton used a 17-0 run in the final 3:30 to overcome a late nine-point deficit and beat New Mexico, 82-75 on Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 16,107 at Qwest Center Omaha.
Creighton (1-0) led 4-2 in the opening minutes but would not lead again until consecutive three-pointers from P’Allen Stinnett gave CU a 76-72 lead with 43 seconds to play. Stinnett had eight of his career-high 30 points during the 17-0 run, while teammate Booker Woodfox had the other nine in the scoring binge. Woodfox finished with 26 points, four more than his previous best. The duo scored 44 of CU’s 55 second half points, including 23 from Woodfox.
Bluenotes D Sharp Award, 10 – 16 November 2008.
Defensive Player of the Week
DPOW: PG Josh Dotzler
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