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Posted at 9:36 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2006

Creighton advances to Rainbow Classic title game

Associated Press

Dane Watts scored 21 points to lead Creighton to an 80-72 win over Houston on Friday night in the semifinals of the Rainbow Classic.

Isacc Miles added 16 points for the Blue Jays (6-3) and Anthony Tolliver had 10.

Robert Lee led the Cougars (5-4) with 16 points, Dion Dowell added 15 and Robert McKiver had 14.

Miles' breakaway layup with 16:42 remaining gave the Blue Jays the lead for good, 46-44, in a game that featured 15 lead changes and four ties.

Creighton outscored Houston 14-4 in the first six minutes of the second half to take a 53-45 lead.

Houston went 12 of 39 from beyond the arc.