Creighton vs Evansville Recap - Creighton Wins 71-68
|Creighton vs Evansville Recap - Creighton Wins 71-68|
Doug McDermott scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Creighton over Evansville, 71-68, on Saturday at Ford Center.
Creighton did not, however, defeat Evansville against the spread, which closed at 4.5 at most sportsbooks.
Austin Chatman had 12 points for Creighton and Grant Gibbs chipped in with 9 points. Grant Gibbs had 6 assists for them, while Doug McDermott was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Evansville got an 18-point performance from Ned Cox, who was supported by 13 points from Colt Ryan. Colt Ryan had 10 assists in a losing cause for Evansville, while Egidijus Mockevicius grabbed 8 rebounds.
Creighton hit the break trailing 36-31 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Evansville as they grabbed 37 boards, while Creighton only had 25.