Scores

Final

Creighton 74

(16-2, 8-2 MVC)

Evansville 70

(3-15, 2-8 MVC)

    3:05 PM ET, February 1, 2004

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

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    CREI 40 3474
    EVAN 25 4570

    Creighton 74, Evansville 70

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Nate Funk scored 21 points, Kellen Miliner added 20 and Johnny Mathies hit a pair a free throws with eight seconds left to lift Creighton to a 74-70 victory over Evansville on Sunday.

    The Purple Aces made 29-for-65 shots in the first half, but improved to 51.4 percent in the second half and a 41-27 edge in rebounding overall to help Evansville pull within 68-65 with 2:19 left.

    After two Andre Burton free throws cut Evansville's deficit to 72-70 with nine seconds left, Lucious Wagner fouled Mathies on the ensuing possession to set up the foul shots that sealed the game for Creighton.

    Funk and Miliner were the only two players to score in double figures for the Blue Jays (16-2, 8-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Mathies finished with six points, going 4-of-4 from the foul line.

    Clint Cuffle led four players in double figures for Evansville (3-15, 2-8), which has lost five of its past six meetings against Creighton.

    Creighton made 14-of-28 shots in the first half, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range, en route to a 40-25 lead at halftime.

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