Posted November 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
The build-up for Creighton's opener against North Texas was all about the matchup between Bluejays returning All-American Doug McDermott and projected NBA lottery pick Tony Mitchell. Call McDermott-Mitchell a draw. As for the game, the 16th-ranked Bluejays led big early and won 71-51 Friday night. Afterward, Creighton coach Greg McDermott was glad it was over. "I don't know if I've been as nervous for an opening game as I have been for this one in the 24 years I've been doing this," the coach said. There was a big-game atmosphere, with the usual crowd of 17,000 showing up at CenturyLink Center for the meeting of the Missouri Valley Conference favorite Bluejays against the team picked to win the Sun Belt. Doug McDermott and Mitchell played together on the U19 Team USA squad two summers ago, and they are two of the nation's biggest stars. About a dozen NBA scouts were on hand to watch. McDermott, the nation's top returning scorer, had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Mitchell, who a...
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