OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Alex O'Connell registered 13 points and eight rebounds as Creighton defeated Kennesaw State 51-44 on Thursday night.

Ryan Nembhard had 11 points for Creighton (2-0). Ryan Kalkbrenner added 10 points. Ryan Hawkins had 10 rebounds.

Demond Robinson had 11 points for the Owls (0-2). Chris Youngblood added seven rebounds.

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