Creighton Wins Missouri Valley Conference Title

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jahenns Manigat scored a season-best 16 points and hit a layup with 11 seconds to go that gave top-seeded Creighton just enough to beat Wichita State 68-65 for its second straight Missouri Valley Conference tournament title.

Reserve Ethan Wragge hit five 3-pointers for 15 points to help the Bluejays overcome an off day from star Doug McDermott, who missed six of his first seven shots Sunday and was held to 14 points - 10 below his average.

McDermott was still honored as the tournament MVP. He had scored 41 points eight days earlier in Creighton's regular-season title clinching victory over the Shockers.

Malcolm Armstead scored a season-high 28 points with nine rebounds for second-seeded Wichita State (26-8), which shot just 34 percent and has dropped three of five. Cleanthony Early, who averages 14 points off the bench, was held to two points.


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