Marquette holds off Creighton 66-61

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Henry Ellenson scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Marquette beat Creighton 66-61 on Wednesday night to split the season series.

Jajuan Johnson added 15 points and nine rebounds, Duane Wilson had 14 points and Marquette (18-10, 7-8 Big East) made 10 of 12 free throws.

Trailing by 10 at halftime, Creighton rallied from a 15-point deficit to within 53-52 on Isaiah Zierden's free throw while Marquette went over nine minutes without hitting a field goal.

The Golden Eagles stayed ahead 56-53 on free throws by Wilson, but Zierden's 3 tied it at 56 with 4:17 left.

Ellenson's jumper put Marquette up 62-58 with 41 seconds left, then Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. hit a 3 to pull the Bluejays with 64-61 with 7 seconds to go. Ellenson, a freshman, iced it for Marquette with two free throws.

Watson scored 14 points and Cole Huff added 12 for Creighton (17-11, 8-7).