Creighton picked up 17 points apiece from big man Gregory Echenique and forward Doug McDermott, as the Bluejays hardly had to break a sweat after taking a 29-point lead into the intermission. McDermott, one of college basketball's early frontrunners for national player of the year, finished 7-of-13 from the field with five rebounds and four turnovers in the win. After scoring 22.9 points per game as a sophomore, the 6'8, 225-pound McDermott's 2012-13 average now sits at 16.7 points per game.
Despite a game-high 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting, Longwood forward Jeylani Dublin's strong performance was not nearly enough on Tuesday night in Omaha. In addition to coughing the ball up a total of 19 times, Dublin's teammates combined to shoot just 29.8 percent from the field and 18.8 percent from three-point range in the defeat.
Now finished with the easy part of their non-conference schedule, the Bluejays will next suit up for a pivotal game with the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday at the Las Vegas Invitational.