Found January 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
(AP) -- Creighton didn't fare well as it opened a stretch of three straight Missouri Valley road games. A matchup with Drake is no guarantee the next one will go any better. The 17th-ranked Bluejays will try to rebound from their first loss in more than seven weeks Wednesday night with a visit to Des Moines, where the last nine meetings with the Bulldogs have been decided by 10 or fewer points. With a chance to build a two-game conference lead over Wichita State on Saturday, Creighton (17-2, 6-1) had its 11-game winning streak snapped with a 67-64 loss to the Shockers. It was the Bluejays' first defeat in five road games this season. "We didn't exactly play our best defensively and on the backboards (giving up 22 offensive rebounds) ... so we've got to clean some things up the next couple of days," said coach Greg McDermott, whose team visits Southern Illinois on Sunday. The Bluejays likely won't be as tested on the glass against the Bulldogs (8-1...
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