CREIGHTON got a new win run going, asserting its supremacy over Butler, 76-67, on Tuesday in Indianapolis (Wednesday, Manila time).
The 22nd-ranked Bluejays came up with a balanced offense, with Justin Patton delivering 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting while also pulling down seven rebounds.
Khyri Thomas also scored 15, making 5 of 8 field goal attempts, while Marcus Foster matched the output on 6 of 14 shooting.
It was the Bluejays’ second straight win after suffering back-to-back losses.
Kobe Paras of the Philippines did not see action this time as Creighton notched its 20th win in 23 outings, improving its Big East win-loss record to 7-3.
It was also Creighton’s second win this season over Butler, which entered the match ranked No. 16.
Kamar Baldwin came up with 14 points on 6 of 14 shooting, while Kelan Martin was the only other Butler player to score in double figures with 11.
The Bulldogs absorbed their fifth loss in 23 games this season and now hold a 7-4 record in the Big East.