OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott scored 25 points and Creighton used an early scoring burst to take control in its 83-69 win over Indiana State on Saturday.
The Bluejays (14-9, 6-5 Missouri Valley) rocketed to a 23-8 lead in the first eight minutes.
The Sycamores (12-10, 7-4) answered the barrage with a 10-0 run, but they couldn't catch up.
Creighton never trailed and went on to lead by as many as 19 points in the second half.
McDermott made 7 of 11 from the field and 8 of 9 from the free-throw line for Creighton.