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Ballock hits 5 of Creighton's 13 3s in win over Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Ty-Shon Alexander scored 18 points and Mitch Ballock added 17, including five of Creighton's 13 3-pointers, to help the Bluejays beat Providence 79-68 Monday in the Big East opener for both teams.

Martin Krampelj had 16 points and nine rebounds and Marcus Zegarowski scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half for Creighton (10-4). The Bluejays have won three in a row.

Alpha Diallo made a jumper to give the Friars (10-4) a 48-46 lead with 12:55 to play but six different Bluejays combined to hit seven 3-pointers in the next seven minutes and Creighton took an 11-point lead - the biggest by either team - when Davion Mintz made two free throws with 5:17 remaining. Maliek White's layup trimmed Providence's deficit to 73-66 with 1:23 left but the Bluejays made 6-of-6 free throws from there to seal it.

Diallo had 18 points and 10 rebounds - his 11th career double-double and fifth of the season - for the Friars, who had their three-game win streak snapped. White scored 13 points, David Duke added 11 and Makai Ashton-Langford 10.

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Key Players
T. Alexander
A. Diallo
35.1 Min. Per Game 35.1
17.4 Pts. Per Game 17.4
3.4 Ast. Per Game 3.4
8.5 Reb. Per Game 8.5
46.4 Field Goal % 43.9
43.8 Three Point % 40.7
80.0 Free Throw % 70.6
  Defensive rebound by Mitch Ballock 21.0
  Maliek White missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
+ 1 Mitch Ballock made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Mitch Ballock made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Shooting foul on Makai Ashton-Langford 27.0
  Defensive rebound by Mitch Ballock 33.0
  Alpha Diallo missed 3-pt. jump shot 35.0
  Offensive rebound by Providence 38.0
  Makai Ashton-Langford missed floating jump shot 40.0
+ 1 Marcus Zegarowski made 2nd of 2 free throws 48.0
+ 1 Marcus Zegarowski made 1st of 2 free throws 48.0
Team Stats
Points 79 68
Field Goals 25-56 (44.6%) 24-59 (40.7%)
3-Pointers 13-29 (44.8%) 7-21 (33.3%)
Free Throws 16-19 (84.2%) 13-20 (65.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 35
Offensive 7 10
Defensive 28 23
Team 2 2
Assists 14 12
Steals 4 4
Blocks 3 6
Turnovers 11 10
Fouls 18 17
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
18 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Creighton 10-4 344579
home team logo Providence 10-4 313768
Team Stats
away team logo Creighton 10-4 77.9 PPG 36.8 RPG 16.0 APG
home team logo Providence 10-4 71.4 PPG 39 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
5
T. Alexander G 15.7 PPG 4.0 RPG 2.7 APG 40.6 FG%
11
A. Diallo G 16.0 PPG 8.1 RPG 3.1 APG 42.0 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Alexander G 18 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
A. Diallo G 18 PTS 10 REB 2 AST
44.6 FG% 40.7
44.8 3PT FG% 33.3
84.2 FT% 65.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Alexander 18 4 4 6/13 2/6 4/4 1 36 1 0 3 0 4
M. Ballock 17 6 3 5/8 5/7 2/2 2 38 1 0 2 1 5
M. Krampelj 16 9 0 5/9 2/4 4/4 2 31 0 1 2 2 7
D. Mintz 7 0 2 2/7 1/5 2/3 3 20 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jefferson 1 4 1 0/3 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 0 1 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Alexander 18 4 4 6/13 2/6 4/4 1 36 1 0 3 0 4
M. Ballock 17 6 3 5/8 5/7 2/2 2 38 1 0 2 1 5
M. Krampelj 16 9 0 5/9 2/4 4/4 2 31 0 1 2 2 7
D. Mintz 7 0 2 2/7 1/5 2/3 3 20 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jefferson 1 4 1 0/3 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 0 1 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Zegarowski 12 3 2 4/8 2/5 2/2 1 28 2 0 2 0 3
C. Bishop 5 1 0 2/2 0/0 1/2 2 7 0 1 1 1 0
K. Joseph 3 2 1 1/3 1/2 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 1 1
C. Cashaw 0 5 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 3 10 0 1 0 1 4
S. Froling 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
J. Scurry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mahoney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Epperson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Canfield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 35 14 25/56 13/29 16/19 18 200 4 3 11 7 28
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Diallo 18 10 2 4/11 1/4 9/13 1 38 1 1 1 3 7
M. White 13 3 3 6/11 1/2 0/0 1 31 0 0 2 0 3
D. Duke 11 4 1 3/12 2/6 3/4 3 31 0 2 1 1 3
K. Young 5 4 1 2/3 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 1 0 2 2
J. Nichols Jr. 5 3 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 0 19 1 1 2 2 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Diallo 18 10 2 4/11 1/4 9/13 1 38 1 1 1 3 7
M. White 13 3 3 6/11 1/2 0/0 1 31 0 0 2 0 3
D. Duke 11 4 1 3/12 2/6 3/4 3 31 0 2 1 1 3
K. Young 5 4 1 2/3 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 1 0 2 2
J. Nichols Jr. 5 3 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 0 19 1 1 2 2 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Ashton-Langford 10 1 3 4/8 2/4 0/0 5 24 0 1 0 0 1
N. Watson 4 4 0 2/3 0/0 0/1 3 14 0 0 3 1 3
I. Jackson 2 4 2 1/6 0/3 0/0 1 25 2 0 1 1 3
D. Edwards 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
E. Holt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fonts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 33 12 24/59 7/21 13/20 17 200 4 6 10 10 23