Scores

Final

Drake 59

(8-6, 1-2 MVC)

Creighton 76

(12-2, 2-1 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:05 PM ET, January 3, 2012

    CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

    1 2 T
    DRKE 25 3459
    CREI 40 3676

    Top Performers

    Drake: B. Simons 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

    Creighton: D. McDermott 24 Pts, 7 Reb

    Doug McDermott powers Creighton to victory over Drake

    Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott had 24 points and Creighton (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today) never trailed in rolling to a 76-59 victory over Drake Tuesday night.

    The Bluejays (12-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley), who fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday, scored the game's first 11 points and held a double-digit lead from the 12:49 mark in the first half.

    McDermott was 9 for 12 from the field and made all six of his free throws. He also had seven rebounds, matching the game's highest total.

    Antoine Young had 18 points and six assists, and Gregory Echenique contributed 10 points and four blocked shots for Creighton, which shot 60 percent from the floor in the game.

    Ben Simons had 17 points and was the only player in double figures for Drake (8-6, 1-2). The Bulldogs shot 37 percent from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    CREI
    Points 59 76
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 27-45 (.600)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 17-22 (.773)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2011-12 Season

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