Khyri Thomas scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, breaking open a close game with a three-point play and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions, and No. 22 Creighton defeated ninth-ranked Wisconsin 79-67 on Tuesday night.
Maurice Watson Jr. had 17 points and 10 assists and Marcus Foster added 15 points for the Bluejays (2-0).
Bronson Koenig scored 21 points and Nigel Hayes had 16 points to lead the Badgers (1-1), who made only 3 of 26 3-pointers after starting 8 of 13 from beyond the arc.
Wisconsin got within seven points in the final minute, but Justin Patton and Thomas finished off the Badgers with back-to-back dunks.
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