Doug McDermott scored a hard-earned 19 points, Jahenns Manigat had a season-high 16, and Creighton posted a 67-49 victory over Marquette on Tuesday night in the Bluejays' first-ever Big East game.
Ethan Wragge added 12 points on four 3-pointers for Creighton (11-2), which has won six games in a row.
Jamil Wilson and Chris Otule scored 10 points apiece for Marquette (8-6), the defending Big East co-champion and preseason favorite. The Golden Eagles shot just 38.5 percent. Their six losses have come to teams with a 64-8 combined record.
Manigat had a season-high six assists and six rebounds, but it was his timely scoring that allowed Creighton to turn back Marquette when the Eagles looked as if they would threaten.
The CenturyLink Center crowd of 18,525 showed up ready to party on a New Year's Eve that marked the Bluejays' inaugural Big East game and roared after Creighton's early baskets.