Creighton and Seton Corridor performed arguably the sport of the 12 months in faculty basketball on Saturday.
The Related Press No. 18 Bluejays outlasted the Pirates 97-94 in triple time beyond regulation.
Creighton senior heart Ryan Kalkbrenner led the staff with 28 factors. He additionally had 9 rebounds and 7 blocks. Junior guard Trey Alexander hit the deciding three with 28.3 seconds remaining.
It took a miraculous layup by senior switch senior guard Steven Ashworth to tie the sport in regulation. He one way or the other acquired his shot over an tried block because the Bluejays tied the sport with 3.3 seconds left.
After arising brief on the finish of the second half, Seton Corridor senior guard Dre Davis put again a miss from senior guard Kadary Richmond to tie the sport at 75 and pressure a second time beyond regulation.
The Pirates had a possibility to take a lead late within the second time beyond regulation, however Richmond missed the second of two free throws with 12.2 seconds remaining, resulting in the decisive third time beyond regulation interval.
Creighton (14-5, 5-3 in Huge East) reached the Elite Eight throughout the 2023 NCAA males’s event as a No. 6 seed, shedding to 5-seed San Diego State, 57-56 within the regional remaining.
Kalkbrenner, Alexander and senior guard Baylor Scheierman all returned to Omaha after that run, whereas Ashford transferred from Utah State throughout the offseason.
Per Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology for ESPN, the Bluejays are the projected No. 4 within the South Area. With their wild win on Saturday, Creighton appears prepared for the insanity that lies forward.