Creighton Men’s Basketball raced to an 18-2 lead in the opening minutes and never trailed, defeating in-state rival Nebraska on Sunday, 82-67. The Bluejays led 51-25 at the half and led by 15 or more throughout the second stanza. Creighton improved to 7-2. Nebraska dropped to 6-3. It was Creighton’s third straight win over Nebraska, and ninth straight regular-season win in Omaha over the Cornhuskers since 1997.
Two-time All-American Doug McDermott led Creighton with 33 points, while Ethan Wragge added 16 points and tied a career-high with nine rebounds. Wragge became the sixth man in program history to play in four wins against Nebraska. CU’s senior class had 57 of the squad’s first 67 points and recorded 67 overall. Nebraska was led by 22 points from Shavon Shields while Terran Petteway had 21 points before fouling out.
Nebraska fought valiantly, and would outscore the Jays 30-15 in the final 13 minutes, but never got closer than the final 15-point margin.