Thanks in part to a collectively unselfish attitude, Creighton is off to its best start in 10 seasons.
Looking to remain undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference, the No. 13 Bluejays could need another strong team effort as they try for a 10th straight victory against host Missouri State on Friday night.
Though preseason All-American Doug McDermott (22.6 points per game) ranks among the national scoring leaders, senior Gregory Echenique (10.8 ppg) is the only other Creighton player averaging in double figures. Six other Bluejays average between 5.6 and 9.8 points, while eight are playing at least 15 minutes per contest.
Six players have made at least 10 3-pointers for a squad that is shooting a Division I-best 44.9 percent from beyond the arc. Creighton (15-1, 4-0) also ranks among the best in the country averaging 18.4 assists and has three players with at least 2.2 per contest.
Those are key reasons the Bluejays are off to the school's best start since the 2002-03 team sta...