Omaha, Neb. – All-American Doug McDermott scored a game-high 33 points to lead three Creighton players in double figures, as the Bluejays posted an 82-67 victory over Nebraska Sunday night.
McDermott hit 12-of-23 shots from the floor and grabbed eight rebounds, as the Bluejays led from start to finish in snapping Nebraska’s three-game win streak. Ethan Wragge and Jahennes Manigat added 16 and 10 points, as the Bluejays (7-2) raced out to an 18-2 lead and never looked back.
Sophomore Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway led Nebraska with 22 and 21 points, respectively in a losing effort, as Nebraska (6-3) was unable to get untracked offensively in the opening 20 minutes in its first road game of the year.
Creighton never let the Huskers get comfortable, as the Bluejays scored the first eight points and raced out to an 18-2 lead behind McDermott, who scored 11 of his 17 first-half points in the early surge.
In all, Creighton hit 13 of its first 20 shots from the floor, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range, before cooling off in the final portion of the half, while Nebraska missed 17 of its first 20 shots, as the Bluejays led by as many as 32 in the first half before the Huskers cut the deficit to 51-25 at the break.
Petteway had 17 of his 21 points in the second half, as Nebraska outscored Creighton, 42-31, in the second half, shooting 59 percent from the field.
The Huskers return to action next Saturday as they take on Arkansas State on Saturday, Dec. 14. Tipoff is at 3 p.m. and the game will be on the Husker Sports Network and televised nationally on BTN.
*-Shavon Shields posted his third career 20-point game and second of the season with 22 points.
*-Terran Petteway posted his third career 20-point game and team-high third of the season with 21 points
*-Tai Webster tied his season high in assists for the fourth straight game with five assists.
*-Doug McDermott’s 33 points is the most points by a Husker opponent this season. Chad Frazier of UAB had 32 against the Huskers on Nov. 22.