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Creighton Bluejays Triumph Over Nebraska Cornhuskers in Nonconference Rivalry Game

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Salman Khan
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Creighton Bluejays Triumph Over Nebraska Cornhuskers in Nonconference Rivalry Game

In a spirited nonconference rivalry basketball game on Sunday afternoon, the No. 15 ranked Creighton Bluejays clinched a striking victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers with a strong 89-60 score at Lincoln, Nebraska. The triumph was largely driven by the stellar performance of Baylor Scheierman, who bagged 20 out of his total 24 points in the first half alone and hit six 3-pointers, showcasing the team's long-range shooting finesse.

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Creighton's Commanding Performance

Creighton's show of strength was further underscored by their impressive long-distance shooting, sinking 14 3-pointers, a whopping 10 of which were made in the first half. Besides Scheierman, Creighton's center Ryan Kalkbrenner put up a commendable game with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. This win not only elevated Creighton's record to 7-1 but also marked their 30th win in the in-state rivalry series.

Nebraska's First Loss of the Season

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Despite having a promising start to the season, Nebraska suffered their first loss, with Keisei Tominaga leading their scoring with 20 points. Nebraska had a lead for most of the initial 10 minutes before Creighton flipped the game around with a series of outside shots, eventually building a 15-point lead by halftime. The Cornhuskers' performance was hampered by a shooting percentage of only 33.8%, including a dismal 2-of-22 from the 3-point line.

Looking Ahead

Following the game, both teams are now gearing up for their next matches. Nebraska is set to kick off their Big Ten Conference play at Minnesota, while Creighton is preparing to host Central Michigan. Regardless of the outcome, the game between Creighton and Nebraska was more than just a contest of scores; it was a testament to the intense rivalry, the spirit of the game, and the unyielding will of the athletes.

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