Austin Chatman had a career-high 16 points and Doug McDermott contributed 25 as Creighton defeated Bradley 75-58 before 18,111 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Creighton (20-3, 9-2 MVC) joined the 20-win club for the 14th time in 15 seasons and 25th time overall and is the first Valley school to do so this season. Bradley (13-10, 5-6 MVC) has now lost its last 15 trips to Omaha against Creighton.
McDermott scored nine during a decisive 12-0 run, hitting a three, a layup and four straight free throws to make it 65-48 with five minutes to play. In addition to the scoring from McDermott and Chatman, Gregory Echenique had 10 points and three blocked shots. Creighton shot 50.9 percent for the game and made 12-of-31 three-pointers.
The Braves were led by 18 points from Dyricus Simms-Edwards while Walt Lemon Jr. (15) and Tyshon Pickett (11) also reached double-figures in scoring.
The Jays wore pink shoes and jerseys with pink trim as part of its third annual Creighton vs. Cancer "Pink Out" promotion.
Northern Iowa beat Wichita State 57-52 Saturday, sending the Shockers into their first losing streak of the season. The Shockers, who lost to Indiana State on Tuesday, have dropped a game behind league-leading Creighton in the Valley race.