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Drake upsets #17 Creighton 74-69

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Richard Carter scored 20 points and Drake stunned No. 17 Creighton 74-69 on Wednesday night, handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season.

Ben Simons added 13 points for the Bulldogs (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference), who blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a ranked opponent in five years.

Former Linn-Mar star Grant Gibbs brought Creighton within 71-69 with 32 seconds left, and the Bluejays got the ball back on a steal. But Gibbs missed a layup, and Simons sealed the win with a steal and two free throws with 0.5 seconds left.

Doug McDermott had 21 points to lead Creighton, which shot just 24 percent from 3-point range. But McDermott had just four points in the second half and didn't touch the ball on Creighton's last two possessions.

Four days after losing by three points to No. 20 Wichita State, the Bluejays opened with perhaps their worst half of the season.

Creighton pounded Drake by 30 points in their meeting in Omaha two weeks ago.

McDermott, who entered play as the nation's second-leading scorer at 24.1 points per game, had 17 at halftime. But his teammates chipped in with just four baskets in 20 minutes.

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