Creighton vs Southern Illinois Recap - Creighton Wins 81-51

The battle between Creighton and Southern Illinois didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Southern Illinois was handed an 81-51 defeat on Sunday at SIU Arena.

Bettors who backed Creighton were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 10.5 at sportsbooks.

Doug McDermott had 21 points for Creighton and Grant Gibbs chipped in with 13 points. Grant Gibbs had 6 assists for them, while Gregory Echenique was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Southern Illinois got 16 points from Desmar Jackson in a losing cause and another 9 points from Josh Swan. Kendal Brown-Surles contributed 4 assists for them, while Dantiel Daniels had 5 rebounds.

Creighton led at halftime, 43-25.

The rebound battle favored Creighton as they grabbed 39 boards, while Southern Illinois only had 19.