Nembhard lifts Creighton past Southern Illinois at buzzer

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ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP)made a layup as time expired to lift Creighton to a 66-64 win over Southern Illinois in the third-place game at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Monday night.

After Southern Illinois’ Marcus Domask made a jumper to the tie the game with 8 seconds remaining, Creighton called timeout. The Bluejays then inbounded to Nembhard, who drove the length of the court and hit a contested layup over J.D. Muila.

Ryan Kalkbrenner had 14 points and five blocks to lead the Bluejays.

Ryan Hawkins had 13 points for Creighton (5-1). Nembhard finished with 12 points.

Lance Jones had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Salukis (2-3). Domask added 14 points. Kyler Filewich had 10 points.

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