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Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2003 10:05 AM EST
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Fresno St (19-5) at No. 18 Creighton (23-3)
FRESNO ST. BULLDOGS
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CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS
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OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- No. 18 Creighton tries to match the highest win total in school history on Saturday when it hosts Fresno State in a non-conference matchup at Omaha Civic Auditorium.

The Bluejays have won 23 games for the third consecutive season and sixth in school history. They won a school-record 24 games during the 1990-91 campaign and matched that total two seasons ago.

Creighton has won its first 15 home games this season, one shy of the school record for home victories. The Bluejays won 16 home games during the 1921-22 season.

The Bluejays remained unbeaten at home with a 77-54 victory over Indiana State on Wednesday.

Kyle Korver scored 15 points, Larry House added 13 and Brody Deren 12 for Creighton (23-3), which avoided its first losing streak of the season with its seventh win in eight games.

Korver is sixth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,661 career points. He is 21 shy of tying Rick Apke, who is in fifth place after scoring 1,682 points from 1974-78.

Fresno State (19-5), which leads the Western Athletic Conference, is coming off a 74-70 double-overtime victory at San Jose State on Wednesday.

Terry Pettis scored 10 of his 19 points in the second overtime and Hiram Fuller collected 15 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and tied a school record with eight blocks as the Bulldogs won for the 14th time in 17 games.

Fresno State has won three straight road game and is 6-4 away from home this season.

Creighton has won its only two meetings with Fresno State - both in Omaha. The teams have not faced each other since December 14, 1951.


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