Doug McDermott put on a dazzling shooting display in his Big East tournament debut, scoring a record 27 of his 35 points in the first half for No. 14 Creighton during an 84-62 victory over DePaul on Thursday night.
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell liked how his team came back from a double-digit deficit to put a scare into 12th-ranked Creighton.
It’s been one tremendous season for Creighton. From the rumors that Creighton will be one of the new teams invited to the Big East to the terrific season for the Bluejays, culminating in a No. 7-seed in the NCAA tournament.
Doug McDermott scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half to lead six Creighton players in double figures and the 13th-ranked Bluejays rode a fast start to a 102-74 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday night.
The Northwestern Wildcats have won their fourth straight game as they faced Creighton. Northwestern hasn’t started 4-0 in 17 years.