Doug McDermott scored 30 points and third-seeded Creighton beat No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66 Friday in the West Regional. The Bluejays now face Baylor on Sunday.
McDermott had a double-double by halftime but went scoreless for nearly 14 minutes of the second half.
McDermott came into the tournament averaging 26.9 points per game and ranks fifth in NCAA history in career points. He’s now scored at least 30 points in four of Creighton’s last five games.
The Ragin’ Cajuns held McDermott and kept within striking distance, but the senior and national player of the year hit a three-pointer with 2:03 to play that put Creighton ahead 71-64.