Creighton’s Doug McDermott has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week for the sixth time this season after leading Creighton to a 63-60 win over St. John’s last Tuesday.
In addition, McDermott was named ESPN.com National Player of the Week for the second time this year (also Nov. 18). McDermott had already been named CBSSports.com National Player of the Week earlier this season on Jan. 6 and 13, NBCSports.com National Player of the Week on Jan. 13 and USBWA National Player of the Week on Jan. 14.
McDermott had 39 points, six rebounds and two assists, including a game-winning three-pointer with 2.8 seconds left, in Creighton’s only game of the week. McDermott moved from 21st to 18th in NCAA history and now owns 2,741 career points.
Creighton (18-3, 8-1 BIG EAST) plays a pair of games this week, beginning with Friday’s 8:07 p.m. home contest vs. DePaul.