Saint Joseph's second meeting with a Top 25 opponent didn't go nearly as well as the first.
Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half, and No. 11 Creighton rode a fast start to an 80-51 victory over the Hawks on Saturday.
Gregory Echenique added 16 points and six rebounds for the Bluejays (7-1), who bounced back after being upset by Boise State on Wednesday.
Langston Galloway scored 10 points to lead the Hawks (4-2), who played their first true road game.
It also was their first ranked opponent since they beat then-No. 20 Notre Dame 79-70 in overtime on Nov. 16.
''Now we have some good food for thought,'' Martelli said. ''Was it the road? Was it the way we practiced? We have to look at everything there for improvement. We walk out with our head down over getting whipped, but we don't walk with our head down and say, `Woe is us, that's the end.' ''
Saint Joseph's season-scoring leader Carl Jones, who had 29 points in a win over Creighton last season, was held ...