Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 12/1/12
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 23 in the first half, and No. 11 Creighton rode a fast start to an 80-51 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday. Gregory Echenique added 16 points and six rebounds for the Bluejays (7-1), who bounced back after being upset by Boise State on Wednesday. Langston Galloway scored 10 points to lead the Hawks (4-2), who played their first true road game. Saint Joseph's season-scoring leader Carl Jones, who had 29 points in a win over Creighton last season, was held to nine. The Bluejays played their best half of the season and led 47-20 after breaking the game open with 12- and 13-point runs. They shot 57 percent, had assists on 13 of their first 17 field goals, and converted 10 turnovers into 16 points. McDermott made four of his first five 3-pointers and scored 18 points in less than 12 minutes. He finished 5 of 7 on 3s and added six rebounds and three assists. Echenique was 7 of 9 from the field and is 31 of 42 for the season (...
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