OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ty-Shon Alexander scored 24 points going 10 of 11 from the foul line and Marcus Zegarowski scored 14 and Creighton beat Xavier 77-66 on Sunday.
Mitch Ballock scored 14 and Denzel Mahoney 14 off the bench.
Creighton (16-5, 5-3 Big East Conference) built a 10-1 lead and never trailed. They extended the lead to 33-19 on a pair of free throws by Mahoney followed by his three-point play with 4:56 before halftime. Xavier made a late 12-6 run to get within 39-31 at the break.