The Creighton men's basketball team lost their opener in Australia. The Jays suffered a 79-66 setback on Monday against Australia B'Ball Centre of Excellence in the opening contest in its three-game exhibition tour of Australia.
The Bluejays led 37-35 at half and were ahead 50-43 with four minutes remaining in the third quarter.
But the Centre of Excellence squad went on a 12-2 run to take the lead for good.
The Bluejays closed to within 71-66 with 3:19 left before surrendering a game-ending 8-0 run.
Ballock led the Bluejays with 20 points, including 4-of-10 three-pointers, and was joined in double-figures by Jefferson (12) and Mintz (11).
Creighton returns to the court on Thursday, August 8, with a match-up in Cairns against the Cairns Taipans. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. AEST, which translates to 5:30 a.m. CST.