March 2, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Creighton Bluejays center Gregory Echenique (0) dunks as Drake Bulldogs forward Jordan Clarke (1) guard Kurt Alexander (3) and forward Aaron Hawley (2) look on during the first half of quarterfinals in the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Doug McDermott scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, as 25th-ranked Creighton topped Drake, 68-61, in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Antoine Young tallied 16 points and Gregory Echenique scored 10 for the second-seeded Bluejays (26-5), who won their fifth straight contest. Creighton will play either No. 6 seed Missouri State or third-seeded Evansville Saturday afternoon in the semifinals at Scottrade Center.
Rayvonte Rice scored 15 and Kurt Alexander had 14 for the Bulldogs (17-15), who also received 11 points and 11 rebounds from Jordan Clarke. Ben Simons also had 11 points for Drake, which struggled to a 1-of-15 performance from three-point range.
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