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Tyler Brown scores 23 of 27 points in 2nd half as Illinois State beats No. 16 Creighton 75-72

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    Illinois State's Jackie Carmichael, right, and Creighton's Nevin Johnson scramble for a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (The Associated Press)

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    Illinois State's Johnny Hill tries to save an out-of-bounds ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (The Associated Press)

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    Illinois State's Tyler Brown (1) passes the ball above Creighton's Jahenns Manigat in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (The Associated Press)

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    Illinois State's Johnny Hill drives to the basket against Creighton's Austin Chatman (1) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (The Associated Press)

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    Illinois State's Jon Ekey, left, guards Creighton's Doug McDermott in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (The Associated Press)

Tyler Brown scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half and Illinois State took advantage of Creighton's dismal shooting to beat the 16th-ranked Bluejays 75-72 Saturday night.

The Redbirds (15-10, 6-7) have won six of their last seven after losing their first six Missouri Valley Conference games. The Bluejays (20-5, 9-4) lost their second straight, falling into a three-way tie for first in the league.

Illinois State made things interesting at the end. After Creighton's Grant Gibbs hit two free throws to make it 75-72, Illinois State's John Wilkins was called for double dribbling just before the buzzer. One second was put back on the clock, and Wragge's long pass to McDermott at mid-court was bobbled as time ran out.

Johnny Hill had 19 points and Jackie Carmichael added 16 for the Redbirds.

McDermott scored 24 points to lead the Bluejays.