No. 23 Creighton takes down TulsaDec 20, 2011 - 6:16 AM Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Doug McDermott scored a game-high 35 points to help No. 23 Creighton to an 83-64 win over Tulsa.
Antoine Young scored 14 points with five steals while Grant Gibbs added nine points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Bluejays (9-1), who have won two straight after losing to Saint Joseph's on December 10.
Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points and Tim Peete added 12 points and five steals for the Golden Hurricane (5-7), who came into the game off an overtime win against Texas-Arlington on Saturday.
"I tell you what, that was one impressive performance by Doug McDermott," said Tulsa head coach Doug Wojcik. "I thought the guy single-handedly broke the spirit of my team. In particular, my three seniors and sophomore post players. He was terrific."
After a Clarkson three-point play gave Tulsa the lead early, Josh Jones hit a layup to give Creighton the lead back and spark a 10-0 run that ended on an Ethan Wragge three-ball for a 14-5 lead 4 1/2 minutes in.
Joe Richard hit a jumper with 11 minutes to play to give the Golden Hurricane the lead back at 20-19, but they didn't score for the next four minutes while the Bluejays put eight points on the board for a 27-20 lead.
Consecutive buckets late in the half from Creighton was countered by a Scottie Haralson three-pointer near the buzzer to make it a 42-34 game at the break.
The Bluejays scored the first nine points of the second half, with Gregory Echenique's dunk giving the team a 51-34 advantage three minutes in.
Creighton held a comfortable margin through the rest of the half as the closest Tulsa was able to get was 11 points with a little over two minutes to play.
Creighton hosts Northwestern on Thursday...Tulsa plays at home against Mercer next Wednesday...Tulsa still leads the series, 43-33...Creighton shot 58.6 percent for the game while Tulsa hit 43.1 percent of its shots.
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