Creighton adjusted just in time to produce a momentous second-half comeback on Sunday. The Jays will look to do it again this weekend when they face a Providence team that put them away late in their first meeting.
Down 11 with less than nine minutes to play, Creighton outscored Xavier 22-11 in the fourth quarter Sunday, rallying for a 53-52 victory.
That was the type of comeback Creighton needed on Jan. 26, when it fell behind by 13 points in the third quarter against the Friars. The Jays pulled within five points but lost 77-63.
Providence has gotten off to good starts lately, too, and has won three of its last four games.
So the Jays will likely have to find ways to respond Saturday.
Creighton had won five straight against the Friars until they lost in Omaha this season.
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