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Sophomore Marlon Stewart had a team-high 18 points against his former team in UND's loss at Creighton.
Bluejays pull away from UND with blistering finish
Release: 12/05/2017
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Creighton 111, UND 68
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Omaha, Neb. • CenturyLink Center
Attendance: 15,609
  1st 2nd Final
North Dakota
37 31 68
51 60 111
Key Notes
• Creighton's 111 points are the most surrendered by UND in a Division I game (since 2008-09). The Bluejays outscored UND 40-11 in the closing 10 minutes.
• Stewart (UND): Scored 18 points in his return to Creighton where he scored only seven points in 13 games as a true freshman in 2015-16.
• Seales (UND): Scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor.
Statistical Comparison
 FG Percentage 40.3 56.9
 3-Point FG Percentage 29.2 39.4
 FT Percentage 58.3 80.0
 Offensive Rebounds 5 9
 Defensive Rebounds 24 39
 Total Rebounds 29 48
 Turnovers 11 8
 Points Off Turnovers 2 14
 Bench Points 17 43
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OMAHA, Neb. -- Sophomore Marlon Stewart led North Dakota with 18 points in his return to Creighton, but his old team wore down the Fighting Hawks to register a 111-68 victory Tuesday at CenturyLink Center.

Creighton led by 14 at halftime and that was the margin at the midway point of the second half, but the home team erupted for 36 points in the final 10 minutes to make the first meeting between the two teams since 1975 end in a one-sided affair.

"There were moments that we played really well, but, honestly, I'm disappointed in the final 10 minutes when we were only down 14," UND head coach Brian Jones. "Our guys got outside of what we had been doing up until that point. We had not been perfect up until then, but we were still in the ball game."

The Bluejays, who are coached by former UND assistant Greg McDermott, knocked down 13 triples in the game and were led by Marcus Foster, who scored a game-high 23 points.

Creighton fell out of the Top 25 after a Friday loss at Gonzaga, but looked like they will get back their soon after shooting 58.9 percent from the floor and outrebounding UND 48-29.

Sophomore Martin Krampelj controlled the glass, posting a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, while Stewart and Geno Crandall led UND with five boards a piece.

Junior Cortez Seales chipped in 16 points for UND on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor, while classmate Conner Avants added 11 points. He had the first six points of the game for the Fighting Hawks, who were tied with the Bluejays at 11-11 four minutes into the contest.

Creighton would use a 20-6 run over the next six minutes to build a double-digit lead that UND would never trim back to single digits the rest of the way.

Stewart had a strong second half against the program he played for a true freshman as during the 2015-16 season, scoring 10 points after the break.

UND trailed 75-61 with just over 10 minutes to play after a Jafar Kinsey 3-pointer, but the Bluejays would widen their lead by outscoring the visitors by 29 points in that closing stretch.

UND plays its final non-conference home game on Saturday against in-state rival North Dakota State. Tip-off against the Bison is set for 7 p.m.

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