Creighton 90, Chicago State 58
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[December 30, 2013]
OMAHA — Creighton 90, Chicago State 58: Doug
McDermott scored 16 of his 24 points in the opening six minutes and the
host Bluejays used strong 3-point shooting to extend their winning
streak to five.
Creighton (10-2), which opens its inaugural season in the Big East
Conference by hosting Marquette on Tuesday, finished 16-for-25 from
3-point range. Ethan Wragge and Jahenns Manigat each hit five
3-pointers and finished with 15 points and McDermott added four
Clarke Rosenberg led the Cougars (5-8) with 14 points and Quinton
Pippen hit four 3-pointers in scoring 13 points. Chicago State,
which rallied from an early 12-point deficit to get within one point
with eight minutes left in the first half, hit 10-of-24 3-point
McDermott hit five of his first six shots from the field, including
four 3-pointers, and Manigat’s 3-pointer six minutes into the
contest gave Creighton a 24-12 advantage. The Cougars rallied on the
strength of three Pippen 3-pointers, using a 14-3 surge to pull
within 27-26 on Pippen’s 3-pointer with 7:50 to play in the half.
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Manigat buried two 3-pointers in the final six minutes of the
half as the Bluejays pushed their lead to 45-38 at halftime,
then put the game away with an 18-3 run in the opening minutes
of the second half. Wragge hit four consecutive 3-pointers and
Devin Brooks’ layup made it 66-44 with 11 minutes remaining.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Creighton dominated the backboards, outrebounding
the Cougars 35-22. … McDermott, Wragge and Manigat combined to
shoot 16-for-26 overall from the field as the Bluejays finished
at 56.3 percent from the field. … Chicago State dropped to 0-8
on the road.
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