The Creighton-Nebraska rivalry is alive and well.
It showed on the face of the Bluejays' Grant Gibbs, the 3-inch claw mark down his left cheek and the scratch under his right eye.
Players on both sides, no doubt, left the Devaney Center with bumps and bruises after 16th-ranked Creighton's 64-42 victory Thursday night.
''It was physical,'' Gibbs said. ''We anticipated that and for the most part we reacted pretty well to it. A lot of guys stepped up and played tough.''
The Bluejays pulled away in the second half after Nebraska's strong defensive play prevented them from establishing much rhythm early.
Doug McDermott scored 27 points, Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Gibbs had 10 assists for the Bluejays (8-1), who won in Lincoln for the first time since 2004.
Creighton was without Josh Jones, its first guard off the bench. Jones blacked out during pregame warmups, about a half-hour before tipoff, and was taken to a hospital for tests. Jones had heart surgery i...