All that was missing from Doug McDermott's highlight film was the swish.
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin had the sound on as he rolled the video on Creighton's All-American guard. His form, flawless. His shot, eerily quiet.
That silent film made the Bearcats uneasy.
Before Cronin could point out how the ball seemed to hit nothing but air, guard Cashmere Wright piped up: ''He doesn't even hit the net.''
''That's when you hit pause and say, `You see what we're dealing with?''' Cronin said.
The 10th-seeded Bearcats (22-11) are about to find all about the dynamic challenge McDermott presents on Friday here. Few teams this season have found a way to deal with McDermott, who earned first-team All-America honors last season with a dead-on shot that seems to float through the rim. McDermott has busted out of the mostly unknown mid-major sharp shooters to lead the Bluejays (27-7) into the national rankings and a No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Creighton's opponents have tried to design...