Creighton Tops Tulsa 82-72

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

Doug McDermott scored 21 of his 33 points in the second half and Austin Chatman had a career-high 19 as Creighton defeated Tulsa 82-72 Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Center Omaha.

McDermott recorded his 16th career 30-point game and became the first Creighton player since Cyril Baptiste in 1969-70 to open a season with four straight 20-point games.

The Bluejays (4-0), playing as a Top 25 team for the first time this season, opened the second half on a 13-4 run to increase its 42-41 halftime lead to 55-45. McDermott had eight points during the spurt, closing the surge with two straight three-pointers.

Rashad Smith had 21 points, Pat Swilling added 18 and James Woodard 11 for Tulsa (0-4). Shaquille Harrison, who averaged a team-high 19.5 points, was held to seven.

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