Boxscore
Creighton 58, Alabama 57
Friday, March 16, 2012 1:40 PM
Location - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials - D.J. Carstensen, Pat Driscoll, Michael Irving
Attendance - 16422

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Alabama 30 27 57
Creighton 23 35 58

Recap


Creighton 58, Alabama 57:
Doug McDermott and Josh Jones each made a 3-pointer to spark a late 11-0 run that propelled the Bluejays to their first NCAA win since 2002. 

Creighton had a 57-50 lead with 2:44 left after McDermott’s 3-pointer, but failed to put it away by missing five of six free throws in the last 33 seconds. Alabama had a chance to win at the buzzer, only to have Trevor Releford’s final shot come up short.

Creighton (29-5) got 16 points and 10 rebounds from McDermott, the Missouri Valley Conference’s player of the year, and 10 points and six rebounds from Grant Gibbs. It was the lowest number of points the Bluejays have scored in a win this season.

Alabama (21-12) was led by Releford with 14, Trevor Lacey with 13 and JaMychal Green, who ended his career with 12 points and six rebounds.

Alabama scored the final 10 points of the first half and led 30-23 at the break. The Tide appeared to have the momentum after making six straight shots and held a 51-46 lead with 7:11 remaining. But Jones came out of the timeout by making a 3-pointer that ignited the game-winning run.

Game notebook: Alabama stayed in the game by making an uncharacteristic seven 3-point baskets, three more than its season average ... Creighton outmuscled Alabama, scoring 26 points in the paint, compared to only 18 for Alabama.

Alabama Crimson Tide

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
JaMychal Green 36:00 6-10 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 1 3 1 5 3 12
Nick Jacobs 18:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 4
Levi Randolph 30:00 2-9 1-3 2-6 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 7
Trevor Releford 37:00 5-10 2-6 2-2 0 4 4 4 1 1 2 1 14
Andrew Steele 28:00 2-6 1-1 0-0 1 4 5 1 4 0 0 0 5
Trevor Lacey 34:00 4-6 3-5 2-4 0 5 5 2 2 2 1 0 13
Charles Hankerson, Jr. 8:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Ben Eblen 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Rodney Cooper 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 199 22-48 7-17 6-12 6 23 29 9 18 5 9 4 57
  45.8% 41.2% 50.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gregory Echenique 26:00 3-8 0-0 0-3 3 2 5 0 2 0 0 1 6
Grant Gibbs 38:00 4-6 1-2 1-2 1 5 6 4 2 1 1 0 10
Josh Jones 23:00 2-5 2-4 1-4 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 7
Doug McDermott 37:00 6-12 1-2 3-4 1 9 10 0 1 0 2 1 16
Antoine Young 31:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 5 2 0 2 0 2
Jahenns Manigat 17:00 2-5 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 6
Will Artino 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Austin Chatman 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Ethan Wragge 14:00 3-6 3-6 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 9
Avery Dingman 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-50 9-21 5-13 7 23 30 14 11 4 7 3 58
  44.0% 42.9% 38.5% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 7
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