College basketball roundup: Long-range shots help lift Creighton
Justin Patton, Khyri Thomas and Marcus Foster each scored 15 points and No. 22 Creighton made 13 three-point baskets on the way to beating No. 16 Butler, 76-67, Tuesday night at Indianapolis.
After the Bulldogs (18-5, 7-4) scored the first five points of the second half to take a 38-37 lead, the Bluejays (20-3, 7-3) went on a 17-4 run to make it 54-42 with 14 minutes 5 seconds left.
The Bulldogs answered with seven points in a row to make it a five-point game, but Creighton rebuilt a double-digit lead and the Bulldogs couldn’t get closer than seven points again.
The Bluejays earned their 20th victory for the 17th time in 19 seasons.
Kamar Baldwin finished with 14 points for Butler, which has lost two home games in a row.
at No. 8 Kentucky 90, Georgia 81 (OT): Malik Monk had eight points in overtime and finished with 37, and the Wildcats (18-4, 8-1 Southeastern Conference) outlasted the Bulldogs (13-9, 4-5).
at No. 12 North Carolina 80, Pittsburgh 78: Justin Jackson scored 20 points and the Tar Heels (20-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed but could not quite shake off the Panthers (12-10, 1-8), who lost their seventh consecutive game.
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