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Hot shooting Creighton downs Evansville

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Kenny Lawson scored 16 points and hot-shooting Creighton scored 34 points off the bench to beat Evansville 79-57 Tuesday night in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Justin Carter had 14 and Casey Harriman 11 off the bench for the Bluejays (15-5, 5-3), who shot 57 percent from the field and 56 percent from three-point range. Creighton outrebounded the Purple Aces 39-27.

Shy Ely had 26 points and nine rebounds for Evansville (12-6, 4-4), but was the only player in double figures for the Purple Aces. Evansville shot just 40 percent overall and trailed 46-29 at halftime.

After the break, the Bluejays went on a 15-4 run to take a 30-point lead with 14:05 left. The Purple Aces never got closer than 20 after that.

Evansville did outshoot Creighton from the free-throw line, making 14 of 20 to 9 of 18 for the Bluejays.

CREIGHTON 79, EVANSVILLE 57

CREIGHTON (15-5)

Carter 5-6 2-5 14, Lawson Jr. 7-11 2-5 16, Stinnett 1-6 2-2 4, Dotzler 1-1 0-1 2, Woodfox 4-8 0-0 9, Witter 2-5 1-2 7, Sitzmann 0-0 0-0 0, Korver 2-3 0-0 6, Young 3-5 1-2 8, Harriman 4-5 1-1 11, Walker 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 30-53 9-18 79.

EVANSVILLE (12-6)

Garner 2-4 2-2 6, Ely 10-20 6-7 26, van Tongeren 2-3 3-4 7, Williams 1-2 0-1 2, Holsinger 2-9 0-0 5, Gregory 0-1 0-0 0, Lacey 1-4 0-0 2, Granger 2-4 2-4 6, Haarsma 0-1 1-2 1, Holmes 0-3 0-0 0, House 0-0 0-0 0, Erickson 0-1 0-0 0, Hopf 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-53 14-20 57.

Halftime--Creighton 46-29. 3-Point Goals--Creighton 10-18 (Carter 2-2, Harriman 2-3, Korver 2-3, Witter 2-4, Young 1-2, Woodfox 1-3, Stinnett 0-1), Evansville 1-12 (Holsinger 1-6, Granger 0-1, Holmes 0-1, Lacey 0-1, Ely 0-3). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds--Creighton 39 (Carter 6), Evansville 27 (Ely 9). Assists--Creighton 21 (Harriman 5), Evansville 16 (Holsinger 7). Total Fouls--Creighton 21, Evansville 17. A--6,626.



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