Boum scores 26 as No. 12 Xavier holds off Creighton 90-87

CINCINNATI (AP) — Souley Boum scored 26 points and Colby Jones scored 20 as No. 12 Xavier won its 10th straight game, 90-87 over Creighton. Jack Nunge had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Xavier, which is off to its best start ever in Big East play. Baylor Scheierman led Creighton with 25 points. Ryan Nembhard scored 17 and Trey Alexander had 16 for the Bluejays. Xavier led by seven points with 1:31 left but Nembhard scored the next five and Creighton had a chance to tie or take the lead in the closing seconds. A steal by Boum with 13 seconds left denied that opportunity.

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