Doug McDermott had a career-high 31 points and Josh Jones a career-best 21 points as Creighton topped Davidson, 102-92, in the highest-scoring game in the four-year history of the College Basketball Invitational at Qwest Center Omaha.
The teams lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 99 points in the first half, with Davidson owning a 50-49 lead at intermission. McDermott had 21 points for the Jays in the first half, while Antoine Young added 13 points and five assists.
Creighton led 72-64 at the midpoint of the second half, but Davidson went on a 19-10 run to take its final lead at 83-82 on a three-pointer by JP Kuhlman with 4:21 to go. From then on, it was all Bluejays, as the hosts closed the game on a 20-9 run.
With the win, Creighton (21-14) advances to the semifinals of the CBI, and will host UCF (21-11) on Wednesday night at 7 pm Central. The Knights are led by sophomore guard Marcus Jordan, the son of Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.