Doug McDermott scored 37 points to lead Creighton men’s basketball to a 96-70 win over UMKC on Monday night. McDermott made 15-of-25 shots, including 5-of-10 three-pointers in just 31 minutes. Creighton is now 2-0.
McDermott made his first three shots and had CU’s first nine points to help the Bluejays to a 9-5 lead early. Creighton led by as much as eight points twice before UMKC mounted a run to retake the lead briefly at 23-21. The Bluejays answered, putting together an 11-0 run that included five points from McDermott and was capped by an Isaiah Zierden three-pointer. The lead would remain in double-digits the rest of the night.
McDermott had 25 points in 19 minutes of work by halftime, sinking 10 field goals and four three-pointers in that time.