Posted January 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Doug McDermott stopped Missouri State's recent surge almost by himself. The All-America forward scored a season-high 39 points, including all 18 for Creighton in the first 7:12 of the second half, and the 13th-ranked Bluejays beat Missouri State 74-52 on Friday night. ''That's why he's one of the best players in the country. That's why he's a future NBA player,'' Bears coach Paul Lusk said. It was a tough setback for Missouri State, which had won three of four after a 2-10 start this season. McDermott, the reigning Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, was perfect on his first 10 field goal attempts in the second half as he sent the Bluejays (16-1, 5-0) to their 10th consecutive win. He outscored Missouri State 18-5 over the first 7:12 after halftime, hitting from the perimeter and bulling his way in the lane. ''He can hurt you inside and out,'' Missouri State swingman Keith Pickens said. ''It was tough to gua...
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