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Men's Basketball Earns Road Win at Butler; #1 UConn Next

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- No. 17 Creighton outscored host Butler 22-2 in transition and overcame a one-point halftime deficit to earn a 79-57 road win inside historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis.

A third straight win improved Creighton to 19-7 on the season and 10-5 in BIG EAST play. Butler, which wrapped up a stretch of four Top 25 opponents in five games, fell to 16-10 overall and 7-8 in league play.

Baylor Scheierman led Creighton with 27 points and added 10 rebounds for his sixth consecutive double-double. He was joined in double-figures by Ryan Kalkbrenner (21), Trey Alexander (15) and Steven Ashworth (12).