Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Reid Forgrave  |  Last updated 1/13/14
In one game last week, the team many are picking to win the new Big East was hit by two pieces of bad luck that easily could have - and still might - derail a season that has as much postseason promise for Creighton as any since the school last made a Sweet Sixteen four decades ago. Late in the first half of what would become a Creighton 81-62 blowout win at DePaul, Doug McDermott - the best pure scorer in college basketball who is second in the nation in points per game and leads many midseason lists for player of the year - banged his left shoulder against an opposing player. He briefly left the game, returned, and then, favoring that shoulder, ended the game with a workmanlike 19 points. If McDermott's injury were serious, and if it had meant a significant amount of time off the court, it would have meant the end of Creighton's run. This is surely a team that plays like a team, but the load McDermott carries amid that team concept is huge. He takes 36.9 percent of his team's sh...
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