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Creighton seeks eighth straight victory over Nebraska

Nov 18, 2006 - 6:14 PM No. 25 Creighton (1-0) at Nebraska (1-0) 8:00 pm EST

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Ticker) -- No. 25 Creighton looks for its eighth straight regular-season win over Nebraska on Saturday when the intrastate rivals square off at Devaney Center.

The Bluejays have won seven of the last eight meetings with the Cornhuskers. Creighton's only loss came in the 2004 NIT.

Creighton is coming off a 78-42 rout of Mississippi Valley State on Monday. Anthony Tolliver and Nick Porter scored 14 points apiece and Nate Funk added 13 in his return after missing most of last season with a shoulder injury.

The Bluejays won despite shooting just 39 percent (26-of-66), including 2-of-13 from the arc. They made up for it by holding a 47-33 rebounding advantage and forcing 22 turnovers.

Nebraska opened its season with a 76-62 triumph against Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday as Aleks Maric scored 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting and also pulled down 10 rebounds.

Jamel White added 18 points for the Cornhuskers, who shot a blistering 56 percent (26-of-46) and held a 31-25 advantage on the boards.

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