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Baylor's Cory Jefferson, right, and Nebraska's Leslee Smith, left, battle for a loose ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA tournament Friday in San Antonio.
Baylor's Cory Jefferson, right, and Nebraska's Leslee Smith, left, battle for a loose ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA tournament Friday in San Antonio.
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SAN ANTONIO — Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and No. 6 seed Baylor kept 11th-seeded Nebraska winless in its NCAA tournament history with a 74-60 second-round victory Friday.


The Bears (25-11) kept up a two-month tear and will play No. 3 seed Creighton on Sunday. Baylor has won 11 of 13 after a dismal start in the Big 12, recapturing the kind of momentum that vaulted the Bears to the Elite Eight in 2010 and 2012.


Terran Petteway scored 18 points for Nebraska (19-13), which fell to 0-7 in tournament history.


The Cornhuskers hadn’t played on this stage since 1998 and often looked like it. Frustration boiled over for Big Ten coach of the year Tim Miles, who was ejected with 11 minutes left.


The officials tossed Miles after ringing him up for a second technical foul in nearly as many minutes. He first erupted after Petteway, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, picked up his fourth foul just after Nebraska cut the lead to single digits.


Two minutes later, Miles charged toward the scorer’s table, appearing to try to alert officials to the shot clock. Another whistle.


Gone. And not long afterward, so was Nebraska in this tournament.


Creighton 76, Louisiana-Lafayette 66


SAN ANTONIO — Doug McDermott scored 30 points and third-seeded Creighton got three huge 3-pointers in the second half from Ethan Wragge to beat Louisiana-Lafayette.


McDermott had a double-double by halftime but went scoreless for nearly 14 minutes of the second half, leaving it to Wragge’s long shots to bail out the Bluejays from a potential upset by the Ragin’ Cajuns, who attacked Creighton (27-7) with fearless defense and rebounding.


Elfrid Payton scored 24 points for Sun Belt tournament champion Louisiana-Lafayette (23-12), which led 50-48 before Wragge struck from long range to turn the momentum.


McDermott came into the tournament averaging 26.9 points per game and ranks fifth in NCAA history in career points. He has scored at least 30 points in four of Creighton’s last five games.


Arizona 68, Weber St. 59


SAN DIEGO — Nick Johnson scored 18 points and Aaron Gordon added 16 as top-seeded Arizona overcame a shaky start and a late run by Weber State.


Arizona (31-4) fell into an eight-point deficit in the opening minutes to give the 16th-seeded Wildcats hope of a monumental upset.


The desert Wildcats tried to squash the dream quickly with two big second-half runs, but Weber State fought its way back from a 21-point deficit to make it close in the second half.


Arizona blocked 12 shots, held Weber State to 30 percent shooting and made 55 percent of its shots.


Davion Berry had 24 points to lead Weber State (19-12) in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2007.


Gonzaga 85, Oklahoma St. 77


SAN DIEGO — Kevin Pangos scored 26 points and Gary Bell Jr. added 17 for eighth-seeded Gonzaga, which beat Marcus Smart and ninth-seeded Oklahoma State.


The Bulldogs (29-6) are in their 16th straight NCAA tournament.


The refs called 61 fouls, and five players fouled out. Pangos made 12 of 14 free throws, most of them in the closing minutes.


Smart had 23 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and six steals for Oklahoma State (21-13). The Cowboys won five of seven games coming in, a run that coincided with Smart’s returning from a three-game suspension for shoving a Texas Tech fan.


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