Creighton hit nine three-pointers in the second half and held off Providence to post a 79-68 win over the host Friars on Monday afternoon to open BIG EAST play.
Both teams are now 10-4.
Creighton’s next game will also be on the road, as the Bluejays visit Butler on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Omaha men’s basketball team completes its three-game home stand this Wednesday, Jan. 2, welcoming North Dakota State to Baxter Arena at 7 p.m.
The Mavericks have kicked off league play with a three-game home stand against Denver, Oral Roberts and North Dakota State. The last time Omaha had three straight conference games at home was Feb. 6-13, 2016.
North Dakota State is 6-9 (1-1 Summit League) after a 90-87 overtime loss to Purdue Fort Wayne last Saturday. The Bison led by as many as 15 in the second half, but an 83-all tie sent the game to overtime. Jared Samuelson finished with a team-high 17 points on five 3-pointers, and four other Bison scored in double figures: Tyson Ward (16), Vinnie Shahid (13), Tyree Eady (12) and Rocky Kreuser (11).