NICEVILLE, FLA. — Junior guard Martavious Newby keyed a game-ending 12-3 run as Mississippi rallied to stun No. 23 ranked Creighton, 75-68, in the third round of the Emerald Coast Classic basketball tournament Friday night.
The Rebels, who improved to 4-1, will face Cincinnati (5-0) in the championship game Saturday night which will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Newby tallied seven points in the last 1 minute 44 seconds of the game as the Rebels handed Creighton (5-1) its first loss of the season. He drilled a three-point basket from the right win in front of the Mississippi bench to give the Rebels a 66-65 lead and then sealed the victory by making four free throws in the final 19 seconds.
Creighton made just one basket in its last six shots to end the game, Guard Isaish Zierden led the Bluejays with 18 points, hitting five three-point baskets. Guards Austin Chatman and Devin Brooks added 15 and 14 points, respectively,
Jarvis Summers, who was named to the SEC preseason all-conference first team, led the Rebels with a season-high 23 points including 14 in the first half.
Creighton trailed 16-10 before scoring 14 straight points including three free throws by Zierden, a three-point basket by Zierden and back-to-back treys from Brooks to erect a 27-18 advantage.
Mississippi trimmed the defict to 33-31 with 1:50 remaining in the first half before Creighton got baskets from Chatman and reserve Avery Dingman to enjoy a 37-31 halftime lead.
Ladarius White added 18 points for the Rebels who shot 63.6 percent in the second half, while finishing the game at a 52.1 percent clip.
Creighton hit 44 percent from the floor while making 13 three-point baskets including three apiece from Chatman and Brooks.
Creighton will play Middle Tennessee State in the third-place game.