Kalkbrenner takes over, Bluejays hold off No. 18 UConn 64-62
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and Creighton held off No. 18 UConn 64-62 after squandering a 16-point lead Wednesday night.
The Bluejays won for the seventh time in eight games and clinched a top-five seed and first-round bye in the Big East Tournament next week.
Connecticut lost for the first time in six games and dropped to 0-5 all-time against Creighton.
Kalkbrenner scored six straight baskets for Creighton after UConn came back to tie.
R.J. Cole led the Huskies with 20 points and Adama Sanogo had 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Hamm propels UNLV to 64-57 victory over Wyoming
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Royce Hamm Jr. totaled 17 points and 10 rebounds and UNLV turned back Wyoming 64-57.
Hamm sank 6 of 11 shots with three 3-pointers for the Rebels (18-12, 10-7 Mountain West Conference) on the way to his seventh double-double of the season. Bryce Hamilton finished with 15 points, six rebounds and four assists. Hunter Maldonado had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to pace the Cowboys (23-7, 12-5).
Maldonado, who was coming off a triple-double in a loss to San Diego State, notched his fifth double-double this season.