The Creighton men’s basketball team opened the 2010-11 season with a 79-67 victory over Northern State in exhibition. The game was Creighton’s lone exhibition before the regular-season gets underway next Friday.
Freshman Doug McDermott led Creighton with 18 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes of play. He was 6-for-9 from the floor and hit all six attempts from the line. Also in double-figures was Antoine Young with 16 points and a team-high six assists, while Kenny Lawson Jr. had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks.
Creighton shot 49.1 percent from the field, including 21-of-26 at the line (80.8 percent). The Jays had 16 assists, 11 steals and six blocked shots.
Creighton opens the 2010-11 regular-season on Friday, Nov. 12, with a 7:05 pm home game vs. Alabama State.