NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Damien Jefferson, Ty-Shon Alexander, Marcus Zegarowski and Denzel Mahoney all scored 18 points and No. 23 Creighton beat Seton Hall for its second road win over a Top 10 team this month.
Christian Bishop added 11 points as the Bluejays (19-6, 8-4 Big East) won for the sixth time in seven games, including a win at No. 8 Villanova at the start of the month.
Quincy McKnight had 20 points to lead Seton Hall (18-6, 10-2), which lost for the second time in 14 games. Sandro Mamukelashvili and Romaro Gill added 13 points apiece for the Pirates.
The key to Creighton’s win was the defensive job it did on Preseason All America Myles Powell. The senior guard finished with 12 points on 3-of-16 shooting.
NO. 11 AUBURN 95, ALABAMA 91, OT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Austin Wiley had 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and five blocked shots and Auburn beat rival Alabama in the Tigers’ latest foray into overtime.
The Tigers (22-2, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) picked up their fourth overtime win of the last five games. This time they scored the first eight points of overtime and held on for redemption from an earlier 19-point loss to the Crimson Tide (13-11, 5-6).
Alabama rallied from big deficits in both halves with an SEC-record night of 3-point shooting.
Led by Jaden Shackelford’s 28 points, the Tide set league marks with 22 3-pointers and 59 attempts (37.3%). The attempts were the most by a major conference team all-time, according to STATS.
Isaac Okoro had 19 points and nine rebounds for Auburn before being helped off the court clutching his upper right leg late in regulation.
NO. 19 BUTLER 66, XAVIER 61
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean McDermott scored 14 points to lead Butler past Xavier.
Kamar Baldwin added 11 points and Jordan Tucker scored 10 for the Bulldogs (19-6, 7-5 Big East).
Naji Marshall scored 20 points to lead the Musketeers (16-9, 5-7). Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier, his 17th double-double.
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