Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Doug McDermott scored 14 of his 29 points in a 6 1/2-minute stretch of the second half when No. 16 Creighton pulled away from Evansville for an 87-70 victory on Saturday night. Gregory Echenique had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Jahenns Manigat added 13 points, and Avery Dingman had 11 for the Bluejays (12-1), who won their Missouri Valley Conference opener. McDermott, the Bluejays' returning All-American, also had 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Colt Ryan, who scored an arena-record 43 points in his last visit, matched his season high with 25 for the Purple Aces (7-6, 0-1). Troy Taylor added 10 for Evansville, which has lost 14 straight in Omaha since 1999. Taylor also had 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double. Evansville cut a 17-point deficit to seven early in the second half. McDermott wasn't much of a factor as he went scoreless during a span of 10:32 over the halves. McDermott suddenly got going again, and the Bluejays built another c...
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