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Around The Big East: 1.22.15

Marquette & St. John's played a close one in The Garden, but that wasn't the only nail biter in the league last night.

It's hard to pick a picture of Andrew Chrabascz where he's not making a goofy face.
It's hard to pick a picture of Andrew Chrabascz where he's not making a goofy face.
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Butler 64, Creighton 61 - Andrew Chrabascz shot 4-14 in this game, but he made it go down when it counted.  The sophomore forward scored on a layup with 55 seconds left to give Butler a 60-59 lead and some free throws from Kameron Woods and Alex Barlow iced the game in favor of the Bulldogs.

With the win, Butler moves to 4-3 in league play, while Creighton's losing streak moves to eight games overall and seven straight to open Big East action.  Woof.

The Jays mounted a rally late in the second half at Hinkle Fieldhouse, scoring 11 straight points to make it 59-57 favoring Creighton with two minutes left.  James Milliken scored eight of his 10 points in the game during this run that stretched longer than three minutes.  But Milliken's free throws that gave them the lead would be their last points until there was just seven seconds left, which gave Chrabascz the opportunity to play hero.

Ricky Kreklow came off the bench to score 16 points in 29 minutes to lead the Jays in that department, while Devin Brooks had 10 rebounds off the bench for them, too.  Roosevelt Jones matched Brooks in rebounds and had a game high 18 points to record a double-double and lead the Bulldogs to victory.  Check out White & Blue Review or Butler Hoops for more on this game, depending on what kind of point of view you want.