Creighton Knocks Off No. 10 Marquette

Creighton Knocks Off No. 10 Marquette
Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander, right, steals the ball from Marquette's Sacar Anim. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A 10-0 run down the stretch helped Creighton pick up a 66-60 win at No. 10 Marquette on Sunday, the fourth straight season that the Bluejays have knocked off a top-10 team.

Creighton forced four turnovers in MU’s first five possessions to open up an 8-2 lead and force Steve Wojciechowski to call an early timeout. Marquette star Markus Howard, who scored a BIG EAST record 53 points in the first meeting on January 6, was held scoreless for nearly eight minutes to start the game before heating up and scoring MU’s next 21 points to help the Golden Eagles take their first lead at 30-29 with 1:11 to play in the first half. MU then got a three-point play by Joey Hauser with 17 seconds remaining in the half and owned a 33-29 lead at the intermission.

Creighton closes the regular-season with a pair of home games, starting with Wednesday’s 7 p.m. game vs. Providence