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Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr. heats up as Gonzaga wins shootout over Creighton

Zach Norvell Jr. insists there isn’t a switch attached to his jersey, one he seemingly flips to turn a miserable first half into a memorable second. The sophomore wing has done it so many times in his young career that Mark Few has almost grown to expect it. It has a maddening quality for the head coach, but it’s also something that he deeply respects.

Highlights: Gonzaga 103, Creighton 92

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 23 of his career-high 28 points in the second half, and top-ranked Gonzaga wiped out an early double-digit deficit and beat Creighton 103-92 in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Three ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court

Creighton basketball player Martin Krampelj is coming back this season from a third torn anterior cruciate ligament. He tore the ACL in his left knee for the second time when he stepped on a teammate’s foot in a game last January. He also has torn the ACL in his right knee. Krampelj says he never had a doubt he would return from his latest injury. The Bluejays need his presence on the inside after losing four of its top six scorers from last season.

Jaylyn Agnew leads No. 11 Creighton to 76-70 win over No. 6 Iowa

Jaylyn Agnew scored 24 points and Sydney Lamberty added 20 to lead No. 11 Creighton to a 76-70 win over No. 6 seeded Iowa in a first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bluejays (19-12) advances to the second round and will play UCLA on Monday.

Minus top scorer, Kansas State tops Creighton

Barry Brown scored 18 points and ninth-seeded Kansas State posted a 69-59 wire-to-wire victory over No. 8 Creighton on Friday night despite playing without leading scorer Dean Wade.

Heading into Selection Sunday, six games that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season

Gonzaga is back where it seemingly always is at this time of year. The Zags are WCC regular-season and tournament champions for the sixth straight season. They’re ranked No. 6 in the AP poll (seems to be a numerical theme shaping up). Here are six games – you knew that was coming – that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season:

Men’s Top 25: No. 23 Seton Hall rallies to beat No. 25 Creighton

Khadeen Carrington hit a go-ahead layup with 2:05 to play and No. 23 Seton Hall rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat No. 25 Creighton 90-84 in the Big East Conference opener for both schools. Desi Rodriguez led the Pirates with 23 points.