Recap: Creighton 78, Long Beach State 61
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[December 04, 2013]
BEACH, Calif. (SportsDirect Inc.) —
Creighton 78, Long Beach State 61: Doug McDermott bounced back from one
of the lowest-scoring games of his college career to produce 21 points
in the easy win for the visiting Bluejays.
McDermott, who scored in single figures for the third time in his
three-year career in a seven-point loss Saturday against George
Washington, shot 5-for-11 from the field for Creighton (6-2). Ethan
Wragge shot 5-for-11 from 3-point range and scored 15 points and
Will Artino added 13 points for the Bluejays, who finished 14-for-27
from beyond the arc despite not making any in the final 12 minutes.
A.J. Spencer scored 13 points to lead Long Beach (1-8), which has
lost eight in a row for the first time since 2007-08. Mike Caffey
scored 10 of his 11 in the first half and Dan Jennings contributed
10 points for the 49ers.
McDermott scored 11 points in the opening half with the help of six
free throws as Creighton built a 48-28 lead. Wragge and Isaiah
Zierden added three 3-pointers each in the opening 20 minutes.
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Creighton maintained the cushion in the second
half, allowing the Bluejays to conclude their eight-day road
trip on a positive note. Creighton resumes play Sunday against
GAME NOTEBOOK: Zierden contributed a career-high 12 points off
the bench for the Bluejays. ... Creighton held a 16-14
rebounding edge in the first half, despite not collecting its
first for more than five minutes. ... Creighton was playing a
fourth straight regular-season road game for the first time