Boxscore
Creighton 76, Drake 59
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Officials - David Hall, Terry Oglesby, Rick Randall
Attendance - 15134

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Drake 25 34 59
Creighton 40 36 76

Recap


Doug McDermott finished with 24 points and seven rebounds as No. 24 Creighton breezed past visiting Drake 76-59 Tuesday.
 
Antoine Young added 18 points for the Bluejays (12-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley), who are off to their best start since 2003-04 when they opened with 12 straight wins and began 13-1.
 
Creighton entered as the best 3-point shooting and seventh-best field-goal percentage team in the nation and enjoyed yet another efficient performance against the Bulldogs (8-6, 1-2) as it hit 60 percent, including 5-for-11 behind the arc.
 
McDermott, the country’s second-leading scorer at 23.8 points, continued to fuel that with a 9-of-12 shooting effort.
 
It complemented the team’s recent solid play on the defensive end as Creighton held its second consecutive opponent to under 37 percent from the field.
 
The Bluejays’ offense wasted little time jumping all over Drake, scoring the first 11 points and establishing a 17-point lead two times in the first half en route to a 40-25 halftime advantage.
 
Creighton, which is also the nation's sixth-highest scoring team, gradually expanded the lead to 23 late in the second half.
 
Ben Simons scored 17 points and was the one bright spot for Drake, which suffered its fourth double-digit defeat on the road in as many tries this season.

Drake Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jordan Clarke 23:00 2-5 0-0 2-4 5 2 7 0 4 3 3 0 6
Jeremy Jeffers 17:00 1-2 0-0 3-4 0 3 3 0 3 2 1 0 5
Karl Madison 22:00 0-7 0-2 3-4 1 0 1 5 3 1 3 0 3
Rayvonte Rice 31:00 2-10 0-3 2-4 1 1 2 1 3 5 1 1 6
Ben Simons 34:00 7-10 3-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 17
Kurt Alexander 19:00 3-10 1-3 0-0 2 2 4 4 1 1 3 0 7
Kraidon Woods 17:00 3-3 0-0 0-1 3 1 4 0 5 0 1 0 6
David Smith 13:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0
Aaron Hawley 18:00 2-8 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 5
Cory Parker 5:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Greg Whitaker 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-57 5-19 12-19 12 14 26 13 21 14 15 1 59
  36.8% 26.3% 63.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 15

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gregory Echenique 26:00 5-7 0-0 0-1 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 4 10
Grant Gibbs 29:00 3-3 1-1 1-2 0 7 7 5 3 2 4 1 8
Jahenns Manigat 17:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 3
Doug McDermott 32:00 9-12 0-0 6-6 3 4 7 0 2 0 0 0 24
Antoine Young 31:00 5-8 0-0 8-9 0 3 3 3 1 2 6 0 18
Josh Jones 19:00 1-3 1-2 1-2 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 4
Avery Dingman 10:00 2-4 2-3 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 7
Ethan Wragge 14:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Austin Chatman 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 3 0 2 0 0
Will Artino 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2
Derek Sebastian 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor Stormberg 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ross Ferrarini 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Dorwart 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-45 5-11 17-22 5 25 30 16 18 5 19 5 76
  60.0% 45.5% 77.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 19
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