Scores

Final

Creighton 60

(19-13, 10-8 MVC)

Northern Iowa 57

(19-13, 10-8 MVC)

    3:35 PM ET, March 4, 2011

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    CREI 25 3560
    UNI 17 4057

    Top Performers

    Creighton: K. Lawson Jr. 18 Pts, 5 Reb

    Northern Iowa: J. Koch 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Creighton 60, N. Iowa 57

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Reserve Kenny Lawson scored 18 points and made a crucial putback in the final minute of Creighton's 60-57 victory over Northern Iowa on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

    Doug McDermott added 16 points and seven rebounds for fifth-seeded Creighton (19-13).

    Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored all but two of his 14 points in the second half for fourth-seeded Northern Iowa (19-13) but missed two shots in the final half-minute.

    Lawson followed Antoine Young's missed layup that rolled out with 27 seconds to go for the game's final points.

    Young added 11 points and seven assists for two-time defending champion Northern Iowa, which never led.

    Lawson was 4-for-5 from 3-point range to match his career high.

    Jake Koch had 15 points and Anthony James 10 for Northern Iowa, but the losers were just 1-for-4 from the free throw line while Creighton went 8-for-10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CREI
    UNI
    Points 60 57
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 1-4 (.250)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 0

    2010-11 Season

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    Jan 26, 2011 @UNI 71, CREI 66Recap
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