Doug McDermott was named BIG EAST Player of the Week for the fifth time this season, and second consecutive week. The senior forward was also named National Player of the Week by NBCSports.com.
McDermott helped Creighton remain undefeated in BIG EAST play by averaging 27.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in wins over DePaul and Xavier last week. McDermott had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists in Creighton’s 81-62 win at DePaul on Tuesday. On Sunday, McDermott scored Creighton’s first eight points after the team fell behind 12-0 to Xavier, and would finish with 35 points, seven rebounds and three assists. He had 20 points in the second half, including nine straight as the Bluejay lead stretched from 71-65 to 77-68 in the final minutes.
Creighton plays a pair of games this week, beginning with Tuesday's 8:07 pm home contest vs. Butler that will air on FOX Sports 1.