Marquette uses strong 2nd half to beat No. 9 Creighton 89-84

Marquette Creighton Basketball
Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 10:16:37-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — D.J. Carton scored a career-high 20 points, and Greg Elliott and Dawson Garcia combined for 23 of their 28 in the second half to lead Marquette past No. 9 Creighton 89-84.

The Golden Eagles came back from a 12-point deficit to take a lead and then held off a couple of late comeback bids by the Bluejays.

Mitch Ballock went 8 of 13 on 3-pointers and had a season-high 26 points to lead Creighton.

Denzel Mahoney added 21 points. Marquette beat the Bluejays for the first time in four meetings.

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