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(Neb)-Creighton To Play For Big East Title

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/10/2017 10:12 PM
     NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Foster hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 8 second to play and sixth-seeded Creighton defeated Xavier 75-72 on Friday night to advance to the championship of the Big East Tournament.
     The end to a magnificent shooting exhibition from long range sent the Bluejays (25-8) to the title contest against second-ranked Villanova. The Wildcats edged Seton Hall 55-53.
     Creighton had to watch hot shooting P.J. Macura's game-tying attempt from 25-or-so feet hit off the front rim before it could celebrate its second trip to the title game in four years. They lost to Providence in 2014.
     Foster and Justin Patton each had 21 points for Creighton, which hit 13 of 20 from long range, including seven straight in one stretch bridging the first and second halves.
     Macura had 22 points, including six 3-pointers for seventh-seeded Xavier (21-13). Trevon Bluiett added 18 and Quentin Goodin had 11.


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