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Creighton turns back Western Illinois 78-67

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Martin Krampelj and Mitch Ballock scored 13 points apiece and Creighton turned back Western Illinois 78-67 in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday night.

There were six ties and eight lead changes in the first half before Ballock hit a 35-foot buzzer beating 3-poiner to put the Bluejays on top 43-41 at the break.

An 8-0 surge early in the second half, featuring 3-pointers from Ty-Shon Alexander and Samson Froling, put Creighton up 57-47. The Leathernecks never got closer than eight after that.

Creighton ended up at 46 percent, making 11 of 23 3-pointers.

Kobe Webster had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Western Illinois, which shot 36 percent, making just 9 of 29 from distance. Isaac Johnson added 19 points and nine rebounds. The Leathernecks were 8 of 9 from the foul line, where the Bluejays were 9 of 20.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo W. Illinois 0-1 412667
home team logo Creighton 1-0 433578
Team Stats
away team logo W. Illinois 0-1 70.9 PPG 38.5 RPG 10.3 APG
home team logo Creighton 1-0 78.5 PPG 36.8 RPG 16.0 APG
Key Players
10
K. Webster 17.0 PPG 4.4 RPG 3.1 APG 42.9 FG%
5
T. Alexander 15.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 2.7 APG 41.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB