Creighton 67, Cincinnati 63

Friday, March 22, 2013 2:45 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - N/A
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Cincinnati 27 36 63
Creighton 32 35 67

Recap


No. 7 Creighton 67, No. 10 Cincinnati 63: Doug McDermott scored a game-high 27 points and was 11-for-11 from the free-throw line as the Blue Jays held off the Bearcats in a second-round game of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional at Philadelphia.

Cincinnati had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Sean Kilpatrick missed a long, off-balanced 3-pointer with six seconds to play. Austin Chatman sealed the game with a free throw with three seconds left as seventh-seeded Creighton went 11-for-12 from the line in the final two minutes.

Gregory Echenique added 13 points for the Blue Jays (28-7), who will play second-seeded Duke on Sunday. Kilpatrick led the 10th-seeded Bearcats (22-12) with 19 points and Cashmere Wright had 15.

McDermott, second in the nation in scoring at 23.1 points, hit a leaner in the lane to give the Blue Jays their biggest lead of the game at 52-44 with 8:39 to play. But Cincinnati responded with a 10-2 run to tie the game on a jumper by Kilpatrick with 3:31 left.

Echenique broke the tie with a contested layup as the Blue Jays scored the next six points and never trailed again. Creighton has won six in a row.

GAME NOTEBOOK: McDermott was called for a flagrant 1 foul with 53 seconds left. Shaquille Thomas missed both free throws but Kilpatrick hit a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession. ...The Blue Jays, who lead the nation in shooting, shot 63.2 percent in the first but cooled off in the second half and finished at 45.2 percent. ...McDermott had 14 points by the break and Creighton scored the final six points to take a 32-27 lead into intermission. 

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Cashmere Wright 35:00 6-14 3-7 0-1 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0 15
Sean Kilpatrick 38:00 7-16 2-6 3-4 1 2 3 2 3 1 2 0 19
JaQuon Parker 25:00 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0
Cheikh Mbodj 19:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 2
Titus Rubles 30:00 5-12 0-3 1-1 3 5 8 2 2 4 2 1 11
Justin Jackson 22:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 5 2 3 2 2
Shaquille Thomas 23:00 6-9 0-0 0-3 2 2 4 0 3 1 1 0 12
Ge'Lawn Guyn 3:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
David Nyarsuk 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jermaine Sanders 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 199 27-64 5-20 4-9 11 17 28 12 21 9 9 4 63
  42.2% 25.0% 44.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Grant Gibbs 37:00 1-3 0-0 3-4 1 3 4 4 2 0 5 0 5
Gregory Echenique 28:00 5-7 0-0 3-3 4 3 7 0 2 1 1 1 13
Jahenns Manigat 38:00 1-6 0-4 0-0 0 4 4 7 3 0 2 0 2
Doug McDermott 36:00 7-15 2-4 11-11 2 9 11 1 1 0 5 0 27
Austin Chatman 37:00 1-5 1-2 5-7 0 2 2 2 1 1 3 0 8
Ethan Wragge 16:00 4-5 4-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 12
Avery Dingman 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Andre Yates 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 200 19-42 7-15 22-25 7 23 30 16 11 2 16 2 67
  45.2% 46.7% 88.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 16