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Creighton Defeats Butler 68-63 - Recap

Creighton got a 26-point performance from Doug McDermott as they ran past Butler 68-63 on Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Creighton did not, however, defeat Butler against the spread, which closed at 8 at most sportsbooks.

Creighton got 11 points from Will Artino and another 9 points from Austin Chatman. Austin Chatman contributed 6 assists, while Will Artino cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Butler got 16 points from Kellen Dunham in a losing cause and another 13 points from Alex Barlow. Alex Barlow contributed 4 assists for them, while Kameron Woods had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Creighton were victorious, as the score was 37-34 at the break.

Butler won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-30.