Posted January 01, 2014 on AP on Fox
Creighton celebrated its entry into the Big East Conference on New Year's Eve, and Marquette never got a chance to spoil the party. Doug McDermott scored a hard-earned 19 points, Jahenns Manigat had a season-high 16, and Creighton posted a 67-49 victory on Tuesday night in the Bluejays' first-ever Big East game. Ethan Wragge added 12 points on four 3-pointers for Creighton (11-2), which has won six games in a row. ''We fed off the energy of the crowd a little bit,'' Manigat said. ''When you've got 18,000 in the stands, you hope they make a little bit of noise for you and feed you that kind of energy. We just wanted to reciprocate it and fight as hard as we could on the defensive end, finish with our rebound and try to attack as quickly as we could offensively.'' The Bluejays learned quickly that Big East opponents will make it hard for their free-flowing offense to run smoothly all the time. Creighton shot 40 percent and Marquette 36 ...
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