Doug McDermott scored 33 points and Antoine Young scored eight of his 14 in overtime as No. 25 Creighton survived an upset bid in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final with an 83-79 victory over Illinois State on Sunday.
Grant Gibbs added a career-high 20 points for second-seeded Creighton (28-5), which won the conference tournament for the seventh time in 14 seasons and earned its first NCAA bid since 2007.
The Bluejays were 3-0 against fourth-seeded Illinois State (20-13), which beat top-seeded and 15th-ranked Wichita State in the semifinals.
Coach Greg McDermott, Doug McDermott’s father, became the first Valley coach to win the tournament at two schools. He won in 2004 at Northern Iowa.