Mason Plumlee and Amile Jefferson celebrate Duke's return to the Sweet 16. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
PHILADELPHIA—The Blue Devils and the Bluejays spent all day waiting for their third-round game, which tipped at 9:40 p.m.
The much-vaunted offenses, though, never showed up.
In a game that featured more fouls than field goals, it was the Blue Devils that prevailed, collecting a 66-50 victory to send the program back to the Sweet 16.
The 50 points for the Bluejays represented their lowest output for the season. Creighton was whistled for 26 fouls and made just 16 field goals.
“There’s different flows to games,” Ryan Kelly said, “And that was not the one that anyone expected.”