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.