The UC Riverside Highlanders (1-1) head to face the No. 10 Creighton Bluejays (3-0), who will be out to prolong their winning streak, on Thursday.UC Riverside edged past the Loyola Marymount Lions 81-79 at Albert Gersten Pavilion on Thursday. Zyon Pullin was the key player with 23 points and six assists.
Creighton won their third in a row in impressive fashion on Monday at CHI Health Center Omaha, beating the Holy Cross Crusaders 94-65. Ryan Kalkbrenner had 22 points and three blocks to lead the team. The Highlanders have been led early this season by Pullin, who is averaging 20.0 points per game.
Meanwhile, Flynn Cameron is contributing 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Kalkbrenner (18.0 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Bluejays on offense. Ryan Nembhard is tallying 7.7 assists per game, seventh-most in the NCAA, and Baylor Scheierman is collecting 9.7 rebounds per game.
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