Boxscore
Creighton 71, Tulsa 54
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Officials - Joe DeRosa, Tom Eades, Zelton Steed
Attendance - 15102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Tulsa 20 34 54
Creighton 38 33 71

Recap


No. 13 Creighton 71, Tulsa 54: Sophomore Avery Dingman shot 8-for-9 from the field – including 5-of-6 beyond the arc – en route to a career-high 21 points off the bench as the host Bluejays downed the Golden Hurricane.

Gregory Echenique added 15 points and eight rebounds for Creighton (11-1), which overcame a season-high 17 turnovers and rare off-game from Doug McDermott.

McDermott – the nation’s third-leading scorer – hit each of his three second-half field-goal attempts to make up for a 1-for-6 start to finish with 16 points. Impressive freshman guard James Woodard posted his second straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Tulsa (6-5).

Both teams started out slowly as Echenique accounted for the only points in the first 4:25. However, while the Golden Hurricane made just one field goal over a span of 7:32 midway through the first half, the Bluejays warmed up as Echenique and Dingman combined to score 10 straight points to give Creighton a 24-8 lead.

Tulsa managed to chop a 18-point halftime deficit down to 11 early in the second half, but a jumper from Echenique and 3-pointer by McDermott sparked a 14-3 run as Creighton held the Golden Hurricane scoreless for nearly five minutes to pull away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: McDermott, coming off consecutive 30-point games in wins over Akron and California, was vying to become the first Creighton player since Benoit Benjamin in 1985 to hit that mark in three straight games. … Tulsa committed a season-high 23 turnovers, leading to a season-high 32 points off turnovers for the Bluejays. …Symbolic of Creighton’s sluggish start, guard Grant Gibbs – who had just 10 turnovers over the team’s first 11 games – committed two in the first 2:54 of this contest.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scottie Haralson 31:00 3-7 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 1 8
Kauri Black 26:00 4-6 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 0 4 0 5 1 9
James Woodard 28:00 4-10 2-6 5-5 1 9 10 2 3 4 5 0 15
D'Andre Wright 17:00 2-5 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 5
Shaquille Harrison 19:00 1-4 0-1 1-3 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 3
Tim Peete 12:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 2
Zeldric King 20:00 0-2 0-0 1-2 4 2 6 1 2 1 4 0 1
Rashad Ray 23:00 1-5 0-2 2-2 0 3 3 3 0 1 2 0 4
Patrick Swilling Jr. 22:00 2-8 1-3 2-3 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 7
Nick Wood 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamie Booker 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-48 5-16 13-18 9 23 32 10 20 9 24 3 54
  37.5% 31.2% 72.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 24

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gregory Echenique 24:00 7-9 0-0 1-3 2 6 8 0 4 2 2 2 15
Jahenns Manigat 30:00 3-6 2-4 0-2 0 2 2 4 2 1 3 0 8
Doug McDermott 32:00 4-9 1-4 7-8 0 5 5 3 0 0 3 0 16
Austin Chatman 21:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 3 2 3 4 0 4
Grant Gibbs 31:00 1-4 0-1 0-1 0 2 2 6 0 2 2 0 2
Ethan Wragge 14:00 1-5 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 0 3
Avery Dingman 23:00 8-9 5-6 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 3 0 0 21
Andre Yates 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Joe Kelling 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Will Artino 8:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 2
Taylor Stormberg 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Geoffrey Groselle 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Nevin Johnson 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Alex Olsen 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mogboluwaga Oginni 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-52 9-20 8-14 5 23 28 19 19 17 17 2 71
  51.9% 45.0% 57.1% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 17