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Missouri Valley Tournament - Drake vs Creighton Wrap - Creighton Wins 65-53

Creighton grabbed a 65-53 win over Drake on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Doug McDermott at Scottrade Center.

The match was decisive in favor of Creighton, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread.

Creighton got 14 points from Will Artino and another 11 points from Gregory Echenique. Grant Gibbs contributed 8 assists, while Gregory Echenique cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Drake got 14 points from Richard Carter in a losing cause and another 13 points from Seth VanDeest. Richard Carter contributed 4 assists for them, while Jordan Clarke had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Creighton were victorious, as the score was 33-26 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Creighton as they grabbed 44 boards, while Drake only had 26.