CU Men Rally in Second Half to Win Season Lid-Lifter

Creighton rallied to score 52 points in the second half and the CU men topped visiting Arkansas-Pine Bluff 90-77. 

The victory gave Bluejays coach Greg McDermott his 20th consecutive win in a season opener.  The Golden Lions led by as much as 15 points at 26-11 and still were up 47-38 at the break.  The Jays hit their first 10 shots from the field in the second half. 

Alex O’Connell finished with a team-high 20 points.  A pair of Creighton newcomers had double-doubles: transfer Ryan Hawkins had 16 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman Ryan Nembhard finished with 15 points and 10 assists. 

The Bluejays are back in action at CHI Health Center tomorrow night against Kennesaw State.