BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Doug McDermott scored 27 points to lead Creighton past Alabama-Birmingham 70-60 on Wednesday night.
The Bluejays (3-0) trailed 48-44 in the second half before scoring six straight to take the lead on Austin Chatman's layup with 8:15 to play.
The Blazers (0-1) tied it on Jekore Tyler's jumper with 5:55 left, but they wouldn't lead the rest of the way.
Creighton answered with a 14-3 run capped by Antoine Young's jumper with 2:29 left for a 64-53 lead.
McDermott was 11 of 18 from the field as the Bluejays made 27 of 63 from the field (42.9 percent). Creighton outrebounded the Blazers 41-35, led by Gregory Echenique's 10 boards.