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Nebraska 71, Creighton 52

January 9, 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Mikki Moore and Cookie Belcher each scored 15 points as Nebraska used scoring spurts to open each half and cruise past Creighton 71-52 Wednesday night.

Nebraska (8-5) jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first six minutes, but the Huskers scored just 14 more points in the next 12 minutes. Creighton (5-8) battled back to cut the lead to 28-26 on Rodney Buford’s free throws with 53 seconds left before halftime.

But Tyronn Lue hit a 3-pointer and Belcher followed that with a basket to put Nebraska up 33-28 at intermission.

The Huskers continued the run as the second half opened, outscoring the Bluejays 9-1 to take a 42-29 lead on Moore’s dunk with just over 15 minutes left. Creighton never got closer than 11.

Lue had 11 points to join Moore and Belcher in double figures for Nebraska.

Buford led Creighton with 17 points. Rodney Crutcher added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bluejays.

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