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Creighton 63, Bethune-Cookman 57

December 17, 1996

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Sophomore guard Rodney Buford scored 23 points and senior guard Edward St. Fleur added 19 to lead Creighton to a 63-57 non-conference win over Bethune-Cookman in men’s college basketball.

Creighton (5-3) hit 21 of 29 free throws, including 11 of 14 in the final five minutes to overcome a 48-46 deficit. Buford and St. Fleur combined to hit 14 of 15 shots from the free-throw line. The Wildcats made just 7 of 13 free throws and committed 22 turnovers.

Freddie Cole led Bethune-Cookman (1-5) with 13 points and Derek Smith added 11. Creighton’s Adam Reid led all players with a career-high 11 rebounds.

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