Indiana State's celebration started early Wednesday night.
Jake Odum scored 22 points and R.J. Mahurin added17 to help the unranked Sycamores pull off a stunningly easy 76-57 win over No. 16 Creighton.
It was a huge night for Indiana State (15-8, 8-4 MVC), which earned the 1,400th win in school history, beat a ranked team at home for the first time since December 2006 and saw Odum become the 35th member of the school's 1,000-point club. More important, the Sycamores closed to within one game of the league-leading Bluejays.
For Creighton (20-4, 9-3), it can't get much worse than this.
National player of the year candidate Doug McDermott finished with eight points and was held scoreless in the second half. The nation's top shooting team was held to 41.7 percent from the field and finished with a season-low point total. It's previous worst was 64 in a loss at Wichita State. Will Aretino was the only Creighton player to reach double figures, finishing with 13 points.
Creighton was ...