Doug McDermott had 19 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, moving into 10th on the NCAA’s all-time scoring charts, to help No. 11 Creighton hold off Seton Hall in a 72-71 game before 18,742 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha on Sunday evening.
McDermott had 29 points on 8-of-14 field goal attempts, including 12-of-16 at the line, but missed two free throws with 21.0 left and Creighton up three. After Seton Hall’s Fuquan Edwin made two free throws with 8.2 left to make it a one-point game, Creighton’s Ethan Wragge was fouled with 4.0 left. Wragge, like McDermott one of the best shooters in CU history, also missed both foul shots to give Seton Hall one last chance. But without a timeout, all Seton Hall could manage was a turn-around 40-footer from Edwin as time expired that bounced off the glass and gave CU its 17th straight home win.
Creighton improved to 23-4 on the year and moved back into sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST with a 13-2 conference record. Seton Hall lost its fourth league game by one point this year and fell to 14-13 (5-9 BIG EAST). [Read more...]