No. 5 Kansas survived an upset bid at house towards No. 8 Creighton on Tuesday after a quick and frenetic end inside Allen Fieldhouse noticed the Jayhawks barely escape with a 73-72 win.
KU led by 5 with 90 seconds left earlier than Bluejays star Denzel Mahoney hit a 3-pointer and a layup on consecutive Creighton possessions tied the sport at 70 with 1:04 remaining. Kansas star Jalen Wilson hit a 3-pointer on the following possession to place the Jayhawks forward 73-70 with 40 seconds left. However with simply two seconds left on the clock, Wilson made a pricey mistake by fouling Marcus Zegarowski on a game-tying 3-point try, sending him to the road with the potential for sending it to additional time. Zegarowski made the primary two free throws, however missed the third, and the sport ended after the rebound flailed out of bounds.
“We had been lucky, very lucky,” stated Invoice Self after the sport. “The sport ought to’ve by no means been in that scenario although. Though it was an ideal sport, and both staff may’ve gained, we had an opportunity to place ourselves ready the place that could not occur, and we nearly actually screwed it up.”
Zegarowski, a preseason All-American and the preseason Huge East Participant of the Yr, completed with 16 factors. He struggled on the day, going simply 5-of-14 from the ground. However for Creighton to have an opportunity to ship it to additional time with Zegarowski holding the destiny is all the pieces the Bluejays may’ve hoped for and extra.
For Kansas, Wilson once more led the best way in scoring for a second consecutive sport with 23 factors. Sophomore Christian Braun had 14, and large man David McCormack had his finest sport of the season within the effort, including 13 factors, seven boards and a steal. It strikes KU to 5-1 on the season and extends its profitable streak to 5 after a season-opening loss to No. 1 Gonzaga. It is Creighton’s first loss on the season, dropping it to 3-1 total.