Creighton prevails in overtime

Creighton overcame two seven-point second-half deficits to post a 72-66 overtime win at Southern Illinois Friday night at SIU Arena. The Bluejays received 16 points, nine rebounds and three assists from sophomore transfer Gregory Echenique, making his first Creighton start, while three other Bluejay starters scored in double figures in the road win, including a career-high tying 14 points from Kaleb Korver.
The sixth straight Creighton win in the series with Southern Illinois moves the Bluejays to 11-5 on the season and 3-1 in Missouri Valley Conference play.