The Creighton men’s basketball team moved up to 11th in both national polls announced on Monday. That’s a jump of three spots in the Associated Press poll and one spot in the USA Today coaches poll.
In addition to the team’s success, junior forward Doug McDermott was honored by ESPN analyst Dick Vitale as his National Player of the Week. McDermott scored 30 points against Wisconsin, then added 29 more one night later vs. Arizona State. He also added 17 rebounds on the weekend en route to MVP honors at the Las Vegas Invitational.
McDermott was also named MVC Player of the Week. It’s the second time this season he’s been honored (also Nov. 12), and eighth honor in his career. In Valley history, only Hersey Hawkins (14) and Bob Harstad (8) have won the award more.
Creighton hosts Boise State on Wednesday at 7:05 pm at CenturyLink Center