Nembhard’s 25 carry Creighton past Arkansas in Maui thriller

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Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard (2) looks for a way through the Arkansas defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Ryan Nembhard drove the lane for an authoritative dunk in the closing minutes and scored a career-high 25 points for No. 10 Creighton, which survived a tense second half to beat No. 9 Arkansas 90-87 and advance to the championship game of the Maui Invitational.

Trey Alexander made two free throws with 1.9 seconds left for Creighton, which will play for the title against either No. 14 Arizona or No. 17 San Diego State.

It was like a March Madness matuchup

The Bluejays and Razorbacks played an electrifying second half worthy of a March Madness matchup.

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Arkansas has reached the Elite Eight in consecutive seasons.