Feb. 17. 2018
MARQUETTE RALLIES PAST CREIGHTON, 90-86
OMAHA, Nebraska - Sacar Anim had a career-high 26 points and Marquette erased a 15-point second half deficit in a stunning 90-86 win at Creighton on Saturday evening.
The Golden Eagles (15-11, 6-8 BIG EAST) trailed 56-41 with 19:41 remaining in the second half after a Marcus Foster 3-pointer for the Bluejays. Anim then hit a layup and freshman Greg Elliott added a corner triple to pull Marquette within 10 and start its comeback.
Elliott ended the night with 10 points and hit a big bucket with 1:48 left to put the Golden Eagles up 86-84. Khyri Thomas hit a shot off an inbounds on the next possession to tie things up before MU closed things out with an Anim jumper and free throws from Sam Hauser with five seconds remaining.
Andrew Rowsey tallied 21 points for Marquette and Hauser added 15 and eight rebounds.
Thomas led the Bluejays with 26 points.
Anim led Marquette in the first half with 15 points, but the Jays led by 12 at the break, 53-41.
MU's leading scorer Markus Howard exited the game with 5:02 remaining in the first half after sustaining a right hip injury. Marquette trailed 43-35 at the time.
The Golden Eagles return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center for their penultimate home game of the regular season on Wednesday night against St. John's.