McDermott, Creighton eliminate Cincy

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 22, 2013
Doug McDermott had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Gregory Echenique scored 13 points to help Creighton hold on to beat Cincinnati 67-63 on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Region. Ethan Wragge added 12 for the Bluejays, who won their NCAA tournament opener for the second straight year. McDermott, the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and 2012 All-American, made all 11 free throws to help the seventh-seeded Bluejays (28-7) move on to play Duke on Sunday. Sean Kilpatrick's driving layup after Cincinnati had the arrow on a jump ball cut it to 64-63 with 17 seconds left. Austin Chatman sank two free throws for Creighton. Kilpatrick's attempt at a tying 3 rimmed out, and the Bearcats were whistled for traveling after grabbing the rebound. Chatman then hit one of two from the line to clinch it.
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