Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Creighton 77, Seton Hall 60
When: 2:30 PM ET, Saturday, March 7, 2020
Where: CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
Officials: # Brian O'Connell, # Tim Clougherty, # Nathan Farrell
Attendance: 18519

Marcus Zegarowski scored 23 points to lead No. 11 Creighton to a share of its first Big East championship with a 77-60 win over No. 8 Seton Hall on Saturday in Omaha, Neb.

Zegarowski made 8 of 10 shots from the field and all five of his 3-point attempts. He added six rebounds and five assists as Creighton captured its first conference title since joining the Big East after winning the Missouri Valley Conference championship in 2013.

Ty-Shon Alexander added 15 points for the Bluejays (24-7, 13-5), who improved to 17-1 at home this season. Denzel Mahoney came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and finish with 16 points.

Myles Powell, who was averaging 27 points on the road in Big East games, was held to 15 points for the Pirates (21-9, 13-5). Quincy McKnight also scored 15 for Seton Hall.

The Pirates could have captured the outright title with a win, but now must share the championship -- although not only with the Bluejays. Villanova also gained a share after posting a 70-69 win over Georgetown on Saturday.

The game was much closer than the final score might indicate. The contest was tied at 50 with 8:25 left before the Bluejays closed out the win on a 27-10 run.

Seton Hall's game plan was to control the tempo and not get into a running game with Creighton. The Pirates executed the plan to perfection in the first half as the game was tied at 32-all heading into intermission.

The Pirates' largest lead was three while the Bluejays' biggest early advantage was only five.

Zegarowski's layup gave Creighton a 52-50 lead with 8:25 left. Moments later, Zegarowski connected on another 3-pointer and Alexander followed with layup to give the Bluejays a 61-54 advantage.

Powell's 3-pointer got Seton Hall with four, but that's the closest the Pirates would get the rest of the way.

Mahoney's 3-pointer put Creighton up 71-60 and Alexander's long-range jumper from the top of the key was the icing on the cake for the Bluejays.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Seton Hall   Creighton
Quincy McKnight 15 Scoring Marcus Zegarowski 23
Myles Powell 5 Assists Marcus Zegarowski 5
Sandro Mamukelashvili 12 Rebounds Damien Jefferson 6
Romaro Gill 1 Free Throws Made Christian Bishop 3
Romaro Gill 1 Steals Ty-Shon Alexander 3
Romaro Gill 1 Blocks Christian Bishop 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Seton Hall 60 44.6 8-22 2-7 11 33 1 3 14
Creighton 77 54.7 14-26 5-9 18 23 4 6 5