Junior center Geoffrey Groselle made 7-of-8 shots and scored a career-high 15 points as No. 23 Creighton Men’s Basketball earned a 75-53 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night before 17,408 fans in Omaha.
Fellow Bluejay reserve guard James Milliken had a career-best 10 rebounds as well.
Creighton improved to 5-0 for the fourth straight season, while Eastern Illinois dropped to 1-4. The Bluejays have had five different leading scorers in the first five games to start the season to help replace the loss of National Player of the Year Doug McDermott (26.7 ppg.), who led CU in scoring during 32-of-35 games a year ago.
Creighton scored the first four points before EIU ever gained possession and never trailed in extending the nation’s fifth-longest active home win streak to 23 games. The Jays led 39-20 at the half, following which the sellout crowd serenaded Greg McDermott with a chorus of “Happy Birthday” in honor of the 50th birthday for the Bluejay coach.
Groselle had scored 12 points all season and 44 in his career before breaking loose in the first half. The 7-footer scored on four straight possessions as CU built a 22-14 lead. He later added a basket to make it 30-18 to start an 11-2 run to close the first half. [Read more…]