Creighton asserts supremacy over Butler; rookie Kobe Paras again a DNP
Justin Patton platys 24 minutes, making 7 of 10 field goal attempts for Creighton.

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.

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