NCAA Men's Basketball

Hawkins scores 25 points to lead Creighton past St. John's

NEW YORK (AP) Arthur Kaluma made a layup with 2:02 left to give Creighton the lead for good en route to an 81-78 win over St. John's on Wednesday night.

Ryan Hawkins had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bluejays.

Kaluma's bucket made it 77-76 and Hawkins added another basket with 48 seconds left to lead 79-78.

Ryan Kalkbrenner had 19 points for Creighton (19-8, 11-5 Big East Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive victory. Trey Alexander added 16 points and six assists. Kaluma had 12 points.

Montez Mathis had 15 points for the Red Storm (15-12, 7-9). O'Mar Stanley added 14 points. Posh Alexander had 13 points and six rebounds.

The Bluejays improve to 2-0 against the Red Storm on the season. Creighton defeated St. John's 87-64 on Jan. 19.

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Updated February 23, 2022