Doug McDermott had 27 points and Creighton snapped UAB’s 38-game non-conference regular-season home win streak with a 70-60 victory at Bartow Arena on Wednesday night. Creighton improved to 3-0 for the 12th time in 14 seasons, while UAB dropped its season opener for the first time since 2001.
McDermott led Creighton with 27 points and added seven rebounds. Antoine Young scored nine of his 13 points after halftime. Greg Echenique had eight points and 10 rebounds, while Gibbs had five pionts, seven assists and seven rebounds without a turnover. CU shot 42.9 percent from the floor, including 5-of-17 from long range, while making 11-of-19 (57.9 percent) at the line. Creighton won the glass 41-35 and outscored UAB 40-28 in the paint.