Richard Carter scored 20 points and Drake stunned No. 17 Creighton 74-69 on Wednesday night, handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season.
Ben Simons added 13 for the Bulldogs (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference), who blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a ranked opponent in five years.
Grant Gibbs brought Creighton within 71-69 with 32 seconds left, and the Bluejays got the ball back on a steal. But Gibbs missed a layup and Simons sealed the win with a steal and two free throws with 0.5 seconds left.
Doug McDermott had 19 points to lead Creighton, which shot just 24 percent from 3-point range. But McDermott had just two points in the second half and didn't touch the ball on Creighton's last two possessions.
Four days after losing by three points to No. 20 Wichita State, the Bluejays opened with perhaps their worst half of the season.
Drake's substantial lead didn't last long, though.
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