McDermott leads No. 13 Creighton past Missouri State

8:59 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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Springfield, MO (Sports Network) - Doug McDermott scored a season-high 39 points behind a torrid second-half shooting display that carried 13th-ranked Creighton to a 74-52 victory over Missouri State in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup.

McDermott made good on 10-of-11 field goal attempts after halftime and racked up 28 of his points following the break, leading an effort that enabled the Bluejays (16-1, 5-0 MVC) to outscore the Bears by a 42-25 margin over the final 20 minutes. The reigning MVC Player of the Year also pulled down a game- high 10 rebounds to propel Creighton to its 10th straight win.

Jahenns Manigat went 3-of-3 from 3-point range while chipping in 11 points for the Bluejays, who shot 57.4 percent from the floor as a team.

Keith Pickens led Missouri State (5-12, 3-2) with 11 points, with Gavin Thurman and Anthony Downing each finishing with 10 in the setback.

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