Watson Jr.’s big night lifts Creighton past No. 5 Xavier

Maurice Watson Jr.’s 32 points, seven rebounds and five assists help Creighton upset No. 5 Xavier
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton 7-footer Geoffrey Groselle couldn't help but admire the show Maurice Watson put on against Xavier.

The Bluejays' undersized point guard roamed all game in the land of the giants, making shifty moves that rendered Xavier's big men helpless as he snaked to the basket for layup after layup Tuesday night.

When it was over, the 5-foot-10 Watson had a career-high 32 points and had led Creighton to its biggest win of the season, 70-56 over the fifth-ranked Musketeers.

"It's a spectacle to watch him being such a short point guard going in and finishing against the big guys," Groselle said.

Xavier coach Chris Mack said, "He's as good as we've played against all year. He completely dominated and controlled the game."

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