No team should ever go into a game with the goal of picking up a moral victory, because the only “credit” received for such a result is a loss. That being said, South Dakota gave Creighton everything it wanted and then some Tuesday as they pushed the Bluejays to double overtime.
Ultimately players such as James Milliken (career-high 23 points) and Austin Chatman (24 points, eight assists) made key plays down the stretch as Creighton won 91-88. Greg McDermott’s Bluejays have now won 24 straight home games.
But how did the game get into overtime? South Dakota’s Tyler Larson knocked down a three-pointer as time expired at the end of regulation, with Creighton’s Ricky Kreklow falling as a result of Nelson’s stepback move. While we can’t put this one on the same level as Kemba Walker getting the best of Gary McGhee in 2011 since Walker’s shot won the game for UConn, there’s no denying the fact that this was an impressive play by Larson.