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Hot shooting leads Creighton past Montana 98-72

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Damien Jefferson scored 18 points, Martin Krampelj added 17 and Creighton shot 60 percent in beating Montana 98-72 on Wednesday night.

Creighton was 32 of 53 from the field, including 13 of 25 from distance, and made 21 of 30 free throws. Crieighton's first miss did not come until the 12:10 mark of the first half and by then the Bluejays already had five 3-pointers. The Bluejays hit 29 of their first 44 shots.

Mitch Ballock made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Creighton (6-1), which outrebounded Montana 34-20. Ty-Shon Alexander added 13 points and freshman Marcus Zegarowski had 11 points, five rebounds and six assists.

Sayeed Pridgett made four 3-pointners and scored 21 of his 23 points in the first half for Montana (4-2). He also had five steals. Michael Oguine added 21 points with nine rebounds. The Grizzlies made 8 of 17 from 3-point range but were just 12 of 22 from the free-throw line.

The Griz shot better than 50 percent from the field for a fifth straight game, finishing at 55 percent overall.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Connor Cashaw made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Zegarowski 33.0
  Bad pass turnover on Kendal Manuel, stolen by Christian Bishop 1:00
+ 2 Christian Bishop made dunk 1:13
  Offensive rebound by Christian Bishop 1:14
  Jordan Scurry missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:14
+ 1 Jordan Scurry made 1st of 2 free throws 1:14
  Personal foul on Freddy Brown III 1:14
  Offensive rebound by Christian Bishop 1:19
  Jordan Scurry missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:21
+ 2 Mack Anderson made jump shot, assist by Kendal Manuel 1:39
  Defensive rebound by Peter Jones 1:56
Team Stats
Points 72 98
Field Goals 26-47 (55.3%) 32-53 (60.4%)
3-Pointers 8-17 (47.1%) 13-24 (54.2%)
Free Throws 12-22 (54.5%) 21-30 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 20 34
Offensive 4 9
Defensive 14 22
Team 2 3
Assists 13 17
Steals 8 6
Blocks 3 1
Turnovers 14 12
Fouls 24 19
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
18 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Montana 4-2 403272
home team logo Creighton 6-1 494998
Team Stats
away team logo Montana 4-2 76.1 PPG 36.7 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo Creighton 6-1 78.5 PPG 36.8 RPG 16.0 APG
Key Players
4
S. Pridgett G 15.1 PPG 4.9 RPG 2.2 APG 60.5 FG%
23
D. Jefferson G 6.5 PPG 4.2 RPG 0.8 APG 53.5 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Pridgett G 23 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
D. Jefferson G 18 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
55.3 FG% 60.4
47.1 3PT FG% 54.2
54.5 FT% 70.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Pridgett 23 3 1 9/13 4/5 1/2 4 37 5 1 1 1 2
M. Oguine 21 9 2 8/11 2/3 3/7 1 33 0 0 3 3 6
A. Rorie 8 0 4 2/8 0/2 4/4 2 25 0 0 2 0 0
D. Dorsey 5 0 0 1/3 1/2 2/2 2 20 2 1 1 0 0
B. Moorehead 3 2 2 1/3 0/1 1/2 4 28 0 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Pridgett 23 3 1 9/13 4/5 1/2 4 37 5 1 1 1 2
M. Oguine 21 9 2 8/11 2/3 3/7 1 33 0 0 3 3 6
A. Rorie 8 0 4 2/8 0/2 4/4 2 25 0 0 2 0 0
D. Dorsey 5 0 0 1/3 1/2 2/2 2 20 2 1 1 0 0
B. Moorehead 3 2 2 1/3 0/1 1/2 4 28 0 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Manuel 5 1 2 2/6 1/4 0/2 3 28 1 0 3 0 1
M. Anderson 4 2 1 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 12 0 0 0 0 2
K. Kramer 3 0 1 1/1 0/0 1/3 5 13 0 1 2 0 0
P. Jones 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
F. Brown III 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Akoh - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Falls - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Egun - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Carter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 18 13 26/47 8/17 12/22 24 200 8 3 14 4 14
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jefferson 18 3 2 4/6 3/3 7/8 2 29 0 0 1 1 2
M. Krampelj 17 6 1 5/7 1/1 6/7 2 21 1 0 0 1 5
M. Ballock 14 2 1 5/7 4/6 0/0 3 25 1 0 0 1 1
T. Alexander 13 1 3 5/9 2/5 1/2 2 32 0 0 3 0 1
D. Mintz 9 5 3 4/5 1/1 0/0 4 20 2 0 2 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jefferson 18 3 2 4/6 3/3 7/8 2 29 0 0 1 1 2
M. Krampelj 17 6 1 5/7 1/1 6/7 2 21 1 0 0 1 5
M. Ballock 14 2 1 5/7 4/6 0/0 3 25 1 0 0 1 1
T. Alexander 13 1 3 5/9 2/5 1/2 2 32 0 0 3 0 1
D. Mintz 9 5 3 4/5 1/1 0/0 4 20 2 0 2 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Zegarowski 11 5 6 4/9 1/4 2/2 3 24 1 0 0 0 5
J. Epperson 7 5 0 3/3 0/0 1/2 0 10 0 1 0 1 4
C. Cashaw 6 0 0 1/3 1/2 3/5 1 11 0 0 2 0 0
C. Bishop 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/2 0 3 1 0 0 2 0
J. Scurry 1 0 0 0/1 0/1 1/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
K. Joseph 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 13 0 0 2 1 0
S. Froling 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 0 2 1 0
D. Mahoney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Canfield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 98 31 17 32/53 13/24 21/30 19 200 6 1 12 9 22