Scores

Final

Indiana State 43

(18-14, 9-9 MVC)

Creighton 64

(26-7, 13-5 MVC)

2:35 PM ET, March 9, 2013

Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

1 2 T
INST 18 2543
CREI 41 2364

Top Performers

Indiana State: M. Arop 13 Pts, 4 Reb

Creighton: D. McDermott 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Creighton 64, Indiana St. 43

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Doug McDermott had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Creighton reached the final of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament with a 64-43 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.

Creighton, the top seed in the tournament, will face No. 2 seed Wichita State in Sunday's final. The Shockers beat sixth-seeded Illinois State 66-51 later Saturday.

McDermott was 6 of 7 from 3-point range, and 8 of 10 overall, for the Bluejays (26-7), who opened the game on an 11-2 run and later scored 18 unanswered points en route to a 41-18 halftime lead.

The Sycamores (18-14) couldn't get much closer in the second half as Creighton cruised to the victory.

Gregory Echenique added 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting for Creighton, which shot 61.5 percent from the floor in the first half and 53.5 percent overall.

Manny Arop had 13 points to lead fifth-seeded ISU, which shot 26.5 percent from the floor.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
INST
CREI
Points 43 64
FG Made-Attempted 13-49 (.265) 23-43 (.535)
3P Made-Attempted 1-13 (.077) 9-18 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 16-19 (.842) 9-11 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 28

2012-13 Season

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