Doug McDermott scored 28 points in 27 minutes and 20th ranked Creighton scored on 14 straight first half possessions, never trailing in a convincing 88-60 victory over visiting Butler on Tuesday night. According to Elias, Creighton is the first team in BIG EAST history to win its first five games as a member of that league
The win was Creighton’s 10th straight this season and improved the Bluejays to 15-2 on the year and sole possession of first place. Butler dropped to 10-7 overall and is winless in its first five BIG EAST games.
McDermott started the first half barrage with a three-pointer and would score 13 points in the run, which also included scores from Devin Brooks, Will Artino, Avery Dingman, Austin Chatman, Zach Hanson and Jahenns Manigat. Creighton’s lead was 53-24 at the break behind 24 points from McDermott, and the lead never dropped under 25 in the second half.
McDermott had 28 points, moving up three spots and into 25th in NCAA history with 2,644 career points. He passed former Davidson and current Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry in the process.
Creighton returns to action on Saturday when it visits Providence in a 7:07 pm Central tip