Scores

Final

Creighton 71

(21-6, 10-5 MVC)

Evansville 68

(14-13, 7-8 MVC)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

3:00 PM ET, February 16, 2013

Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

1 2 T
CREI 31 4071
EVAN 36 3268

Top Performers

Creighton: D. McDermott 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Evansville: N. Cox 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Creighton 71, Evansville 68

Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Doug McDermott scored 21 points, passing 2,000 for his career, to lead Creighton to a 71-68 victory over Evansville on Saturday.

McDermott, a junior, reached the mark in his 101st game. He has 2,001 career points. He also had 10 rebounds as the Bluejays (21-6, 10-5 Missouri Valley) rallied from a 16-point deficit to end a three-game losing streak.

Evansville (14-13, 7-8) led 31-15 in the first half before Creighton came back to cut the lead to 36-31 at the break.

Austin Chatman had 12 points for the Bluejays, whose losing streak knocked them out of The Associated Press Top 25 and the MVC lead.

Ned Cox led the Purple Aces with 18 points. Colt Ryan had 13 points and 10 assists and Adam Wing scored 10 for Evansville, which has lost five of seven, with the only wins coming in overtime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CREI
EVAN
Points 71 68
FG Made-Attempted 24-46 (.522) 24-60 (.400)
3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 9-21 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 11-15 (.733)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 16

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 29, 2012 @CREI 87, EVAN 70Recap
» Feb 16, 2013 CREI 71, @EVAN 68Recap

Research Notes

Doug McDermott scored his 2,000th point on Saturday. He is the 3rd player in Missouri Valley Conference history to score 2,000 points in his first 3 seasons. The others are Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson.
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