Doug McDermott scored 35 points playing with a sprained left shoulder as Creighton held off Xavier 95-89 Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Center Omaha to move into a tie for first place with Villanova in the Big East.
Ethan Wragge added 15 points on five three-pointers, including three in a row to help the Bluejays add to a four-point halftime lead. Devin Brooks added 14 points as the Bluejays (14-2, 4-0) won their ninth straight game.
Semaj Christon scored 27 points, Justin Martin had 21 and Matt Stainbrook added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Musketeers (13-4, 3-1), whose eight-game win streak ended.
Xavier trailed by as much as 14 points in the second half, but cut it to three, 89-86, when Myles Davis hit a three-pointer with :29 left. Austin Chatman and Jahenns Manigat combined to make six free throws to secure the win.