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Big East Conference Tournament - Creighton Defeats Xavier 86-78 - Recap

Creighton got a 32-point performance from Doug McDermott as Creighton handed Xavier an 86-78 defeat on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Creighton was a 6.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Creighton got 17 points from Ethan Wragge and another 11 points from Austin Chatman. Devin Brooks contributed 5 assists, while Grant Gibbs cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.

Xavier got 23 points from Isaiah Philmore in a losing cause and another 18 points from Semaj Christon. Semaj Christon contributed 6 assists for them, while Isaiah Philmore had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Creighton were victorious, as the score was 45-33 at the break.