Sunday, December 3

Marquette loses to Creighton despite 23 points from Darryl Morsell

Creighton forward Ryan Hawkins attempts a three-point shot against Marquette guard Darryl Morsell in the first half at CHI Health Center.

OMAHA, Neb. – As the Marquette men’s basketball players trudged to the team’s bus inside the CHI Health Center, there were blank looks, downcast stares and frustrated head shakes.

There was plenty to stew about.

The Golden Eagles were in good position to steal a road victory, but their offense fell apart down the stretch in an 83-82 loss to Creighton on Sunday.

BOX SCORE: Creighton 83, Marquette 82

MU (17-10, 9-7 Big East) took a 78-73 lead with 5:02 remaining when Darryl Morsell converted a layup. But MU’s only field goal in the final five minutes came on a desperation three-pointer by Kam Jones in the waning seconds.

In between those baskets, the Golden Eagles missed five shots, committed four turnovers and made 1 of 2 free throws.

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