Avery Dingman had a season-high 16 points and five rebounds
off the bench for Creighton (13-2, 3-0 Big East), which hit
11-of-21 from 3-point range. Ethan Wragge had 12 points — on
4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range — and seven rebounds, while
Austin Chatman and Will Artino each added 10.
Brandon Young had 24 points and five assists for DePaul (8-8,
0-3), which hit just 6-of-23 from beyond the arc. Cleveland
Melvin added 16 points and six rebounds while Tommy Hamilton IV
scored nine points off the bench for the Blue Demons.
DePaul played well in the early going, leading for much of the
first half and holding a four-point advantage with just over six
minutes to go. But Creighton closed on a13-4 run, capped by
McDermott's lay-up with less than a second remaining, to take a
five-point halftime advantage.
The Bluejays pushed the lead to15 by the midway point of the
second half before the Blue Demons rallied back to within six
with just over seven minutes to go. But a 7-0 run over the next
two minutes pushed the lead back to 13, and DePaul could never
make another serious push.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Creighton G Grant Gibbs suffered an undisclosed
injury in the first half and didn't return. … DePaul freshman G
Billy Garrett Jr. came into the game averaging 11 points but went
0-for-10 from the field, including 0-of-7 from 3-point range, and
was held scoreless for the first time this season. … The Bluejays
won the rebound battle 39-32.
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