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Dallin Hall Hits Game-Winner As BYU Upsets No. 21 Creighton

Dec 10, 2022, 10:34 PM | Updated: 10:45 pm
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BYU basketball freshman Dallin Hall gets his first career start against UVU. (Ben B. Braun, Deseret News)
(Ben B. Braun, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – BYU shocked the college basketball world by knocking off No. 21 Creighton, 83-80 in Las Vegas. With 11 seconds left, freshman guard Dallin Hall tapped in a missed layup for the game-winning basket.

It was the second game-winning shot of Hall’s young BYU career.

The win improves BYU’s record to 6-5 overall on the year and Creighton drops to 6-4, losing their fourth consecutive game. Here’s a recap of how the game played out.

Starting Lineups

BYU (6-5)

  • G – Dallin Hall, 6-4, Fr.
  • G – Jaxson Robinson, 6-7, Soph.
  • F – Noah Waterman, 6-11, Jr.
  • F – Gideon George, 6-6, Sr.
  • F – Fousseyni Traore, 6-6, Soph.

No. 21 Creighton (6-4)

  • G – Ryan Nembhard, 6-0, Soph.
  • G – Trey Alexander, 6-4, Soph.
  • G – Baylor Scheierman, 6-7, Sr.
  • F – Arthur Kaluma, 6-7, Soph.
  • C – Fredrick King, 6-10, Fr.

BYU put together an impressive first half

  • 19:31 – Fredrick King gets on the board early with a slam dunk to open the game. Creighton 2, BYU 0
  • 17:33 – Fousseyni Traore attacks King at the rim and makes a midrange baby hook. BYU 4, CU 4
  • 16:25 – Creighton’s Trey Alexander gets a friendly bounce on a three from the wing. CU 7, BYU 6
  • 15:12 – Creighton’s Farabello hits a three after BYU turns the ball over for the fourth time. CU 10, BYU 6

  • 14:53 – Jaxson Robinson hits his first three of the night. BYU staying competitive at the first media timeout. CU 10, BYU 9
  • 13:35 – Creighton is starting to heat up as Baylor Schierman and Ryan Nembhard both hit threes. CU 16, BYU 11

  • 13:00 – Scheierman hits another three forcing Mark Pope to burn a timeout. CU 19, BYU 11
  • 12:15 – Robinson and Traore respond with a pair of field goals out of the timeout. CU 19, BYU 16

  • 11:41 – BYU is off to a strong start on the glass. The Cougars are outrebounding Creighton, 7-4. CU 21, BYU 16
  • 10:34 – Gideon George picks up his second personal foul. CU 23, BYU 18
  • 9:38 – BYU gets an offensive rebound; Jaxson Robinson gathers it and finds an open Rudi Williams for a three. CU 23, BYU 21

  • 8:20 – Noah Waterman knocks down a three after Creighton hit a three of their own. These two teams are shooting the ball at a high level. CU 27, BYU 26
  • 7:45 – Tie game at the under-eight media timeout. BYU 27, CU 27
  • 7:19 – Noah Waterman was called for a reach-in foul that negated an impressive block from Atiki Ally Atiki. CU 28, BYU 27
  • 7:05 – Jaxson Robinson hits a three to give BYU its first lead. BYU 30, CU 28
  • 6:55 – Kaluma from Creighton immediately answered with a three of his own. CU 31, BYU 30
  • 6:41 – Rudi Williams scores a layup. BYU playing confidently and the belief is there in this game. BYU 32, CU 31
  • 4:43 – Rudi Williams is heating up. He’s up to 12 points. BYU 36, CU 36
  • 4:24 – Creighton’s Arthur Kaluma, who has 15 points, was called for his second foul. BYU 38, CU 36

  • 3:59 – Dallin Hall sent an alley-oop to Atiki Ally Atiki. Atiki climbed the ladder to grab that and throw it down. BYU 40, CU 38
  • 2:36 – Arthur Kaluma returns to the action and he picks up his third foul. Rudi Williams then knocked down two free throws. BYU 44, CU 39
  • 1:18 – Fousseyni Traore gets fouled on a hook and knocks down the bucket for an and-one opportunity. BYU has built its game-high lead to eight points. BYU 49, CU 41
  • 1:07 – Francisco Farabello buried a three and was fouled by Dallin Hall on the shot. He had a chance at a four-point play and missed it. BYU 49, CU 44
  • 8.8 – Traore missed a hook. As Creighton was grabbing the rebound, Trey Stewart went over the back to cause a personal foul. The Bluejays made one of two free throws. BYU 49, CU 45
  • Halftime: BYU 49, Creighton 45

BYU defeats Creighton on a last-second bucket from Dallin Hall

  • 19:34 – Traore responds to a quick second half bucket from Creighton. BYU 51, CU 47

  • 19:12 – Gideon George hits a three on the wing. BYU 54, CU 47
  • 16:40 – Arthur Kaluma reaches 21 points on a putback dunk. BYU 56, CU 53

  • 15:47 – Creighton reels off an 8-0 run to tie up the game before the first media timeout of the half. BYU 56, CU 56
  • 15:32 – Baylor Schierman blocks Fousseyni Traore and it leads to a fastbreak for the Jays. Creighton coach Greg McDermott was fired up and gave a high five to the SDSU transfer. BYU 56, CU 56
  • 14:55 – Richie Saunders ends a 10-0 Creighton run with a three. BYU 59, CU 58
  • 11:53 – Back and forth we go. Rudi Williams hit a mid-range jumper, then on the other end Kaluma draws an and-one. BYU 64, CU 64
  • 11:32 – BYU called for its seventh team foul in the second half. Creighton has only been called for two to this point. CU 65, BYU 64

  • 10:31 – Saunders is playing with a lot of aggression on the offensive end. BYU 68, CU 65
  • 8:31 – Kaluma picks up his fourth foul. He is up to a career-high 27 points. BYU 68, CU 65
  • 7:56 – Gideon George called for an offensive foul. BYU is up to nine team fouls. From here on out, Creighton will get two free throws. BYU 70, CU 65

  • 6:32 – Creighton’s Arthur Kaluma fouls out. BYU 72, CU 65
  • 4:40 – BYU builds a game-high 11-point lead off a layup from Gideon George. BYU 76, CU 65
  • 4:11 – Scheierman ends a seven minute field goal drought for Creighton. BYU 76, CU 67
  • 3:25 – Gideon George fouls out after an over the back on a missed free throw. BYU 79, CU 70
  • 2:36 – Dallin Hall missed a front end and then Ryan Nembhard finishes in the paint. BYU 79, CU 72
  • 2:26 – BYU commits a 10-second violation.
  • 2:07 – BYU commits another turnover and then Creighton goes to the foul line and knocks down two free throws. BYU 79, CU 76

  • 1:14 – Refs reviewed a foul by Noah Waterman for a flagrant. But it ended up being a common foul in the flow of the game. Right call. Baylor Scheierman makes two free throws. BYU 79, CU 78
  • 1:12 – BYU commits another turnover. Six total in the last two minutes.
  • 1:01 – BYU defense with Noah Waterman and Trey Stewart come up with a stop. Waterman gets fouled when grabbing the board then he missed two free throws. BYU 79, CU 78

  • 26.0 – Trey Stewart called for a blocking foul. Trey Alexander knocks down two free throws. CU 80, BYU 79

  • 11.6 – Dallin Hall taps back a missed layup and gets BYU back in front. BYU 81, CU 80
  • 00.6 – Creighton throws the ball out of bounds. BYU pulls off the upset.

Final: BYU 83, No. 21 Creighton 80

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch and his BYU basketball coverage on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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