PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Ashworth and Ryan Kalkbrenner made 3-pointers within the second additional time and Creighton edged previous its former…

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Ashworth and Ryan Kalkbrenner made 3-pointers within the second additional time and Creighton edged previous its former coach, Oregon’s Dana Altman, to maneuver into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with an 86-73 win on Saturday evening.

The 3s by the 6-foot-1 Ashworth and a uncommon one by the 7-1 Kalkbrenner helped the third-seeded Bluejays (25-9) rating the primary 15 factors of the second OT to lastly put away the Eleventh-seeded Ducks (24-12).

Ashworth scored 21 factors, Trey Alexander added 20 and Kalkbrenner 19 for Creighton, which is able to make its third Sweet 16 look in 4 years when it faces Tennessee subsequent week within the Midwest Regional in Detroit.

It took stability, huge pictures, clutch free throws and poise for the Bluejays to beat Oregon’s 1-2 punch of Jermaine Couisnard and N’Faly Dante.

Couisnard, who had 40 factors within the first spherical in opposition to South Carolina — his former college — had 32 and Dante added 28 factors and 20 rebounds.

It was the second OT recreation of the evening in PPG Paints Arena after North Carolina State ended Oakland’s Cinderella run with a 79-73 victory within the first recreation.

The recreation pitted the 2 winningest coaches in Creighton historical past — Altman and Greg McDermott, who’re shut buddies, occasional {golfing} buddies and the explanation why the Bluejays are a mid-major energy and March menace.

For two hours, their groups went toe-to-toe with neither giving an inch. There have been 14 lead modifications, 9 ties and about as a lot drama as you may pack right into a match recreation.

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