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 Bluejays (21-2, 11-1 Missouri Valley Conference) won their
11th straight overall and fourth in a row against the Redbirds
Creighton broke out to a 17-2 lead making eight straight shots
and 10 of its first 11, and McDermott was in double figures inside
Grant Gibbs had 12 points and seven assists, Jahenns Manigat and
Will Artino added 11 points each and Gregory Echenique and Josh
Jones had 10 apiece.
Tyler Brown had 21 points, Bryant Allen added 14 and Nic Moore
and Jon Ekey had 11 apiece for the Redbirds.
Creighton went over 100 points for the second time this season.
The Bluejays scored 104 against Campbell.