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Southern Illinois loses 81-51 to No. 17 Creighton

Updated: January 27, 2013, 11:44 PM ET
Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Barry Hinson joked that to bust Southern Illinois' slump he might need a bit of "David Copperfield" magic. He certainly won't be sad to see Doug McDermott advance to the next level.

McDermott had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 17 Creighton shot 63 percent, bouncing back from a pair of road losses with an easy 81-51 victory over the struggling Salukis on Sunday night.

Hinson, the Salukis' first-year coach, took solace in a boisterous crowd that stuck around and ...

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