Creighton freshman Doug McDermott was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the fifth time in the first eight weeks of the season. McDermott averaged 17.0 points and 6.5 rebounds as Creighton posted a pair of double-digit wins last week to open Missouri Valley Conference play.
For the second straight week and the fourth time this season, Creighton guard Carli Tritz has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week. The freshman had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals in her first MVC game last Friday, a 58-51 win over Drake.
McDermott and his Creighton (10-4, 2-0 MVC) teammates play tonight against Valley rival Missouri State (10-3, 2-0). The Ladyjays (7-5, 1-0 MVC) return to the court on Thursday when they play their first road game in nearly a month at Evansville. The Bluejays and Purple Aces (6-7, 1-1 MVC) tip at 7 pm.