Bluejays End Small Skid With Big Win At Southern Illinois

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Doug McDermott had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 17 Creighton shot 63 percent, bouncing back from a pair of road losses with an easy 81-51 victory at Southern Illinois Sunday night.

Gregory Echenique added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Bluejays (18-3, 7-2 MVC) were 12-for-20 from three-point range with Ethan Wragge hitting his first four attempts and Jahenns Manigat going 4-for-4. Creighton also dominated on the boards with a 39-19 cushion and has won 10 straight in the series while shaking off setbacks at Wichita State and Drake.

Desmar Jackson scored Southern Illinois' first 10 points, then later went 21 minutes without scoring before finishing with 16 for the Salukis (8-12, 1-8), who have lost nine of 10.


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