Boxscore
Creighton 68, Drake 61
Friday, March 2, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
Officials - David Hall, Don Daily, Mike Eades
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Drake 34 27 61
Creighton 35 33 68

Recap


Creighton 68, Drake 61: Doug McDermott had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift the No. 24 Bluejays in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Creighton, the No. 2 seed, will meet Evansville in Saturday's semifinals.

In a game that featured seven lead changes and seven ties, McDermott put the Bluejays up for good with an eight-point burst early in the second half. Trailing 38-37, McDermott hit a jumper and two 3-pointers to put Creighton up 45-40 with 15:10 to play. 

Creighton (26-5) extended the run to 15-4, capped by Josh Jones' 3-pointer that put the Bluejays up 52-42 with 8:03 left. McDermott made 4 of 6 3-pointers, including 3 of 4 in the second half. Drake made only 1 of 15 3-pointers.

A layup by Rayvonte Rice with 1:24 left brought Drake to within 63-60 before Creighton made 5 of 7 free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

Rice led Drake with 15 points.

Drake (17-15) shot out to a 9-0 lead, but the Bluejays rallied with Gregory Echenique’s jumper giving Creighton a 24-22 lead with 8:17 left in the half.

A layup by Antoine Young with two seconds left gave Creighton a 35-34 lead at the half. Young finished with 16 points, while Echenique added 10.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Drake and Creighton each made 1 of 8 3-pointers in the first half. … Jordan Clarke finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Drake … Drake went 5:05 without scoring in the second half.

Drake Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kurt Alexander 34:00 4-14 0-3 6-7 0 4 4 2 4 2 2 0 14
Jordan Clarke 34:00 5-7 0-0 1-4 5 6 11 1 1 0 0 2 11
Jeremy Jeffers 37:00 4-12 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 8
Rayvonte Rice 36:00 5-13 0-3 5-5 0 8 8 1 5 2 1 1 15
Ben Simons 40:00 5-12 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 0 2 1 11
Kraidon Woods 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Aaron Hawley 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
David Smith 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 24-60 1-15 12-16 6 25 31 6 17 4 6 4 61
  40.0% 6.7% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 6

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Grant Gibbs 16:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 0
Antoine Young 33:00 6-8 0-1 4-4 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 16
Gregory Echenique 28:00 5-8 0-0 0-1 2 3 5 1 3 0 2 2 10
Jahenns Manigat 22:00 3-6 0-3 2-2 1 4 5 2 2 2 1 0 8
Doug McDermott 35:00 9-15 4-6 4-7 1 9 10 1 0 0 3 0 26
Avery Dingman 8:00 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Ethan Wragge 10:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Chatman 19:00 1-4 0-1 3-5 0 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 5
Josh Jones 22:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 3
Will Artino 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-54 5-19 13-19 5 30 35 13 14 3 9 2 68
  46.3% 26.3% 68.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9
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