PEORIA, Ill. -- Doug McDermott scored a career-high 44 points Saturday night to lead Creighton (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today) to a 92-83 victory over Bradley.
McDermott made 18 of his 23 shots from the field and all five of
his free throws. He was 3 for 5 from 3-point range for the Bluejays
(13-2, 3-1 Missouri Valley) and contributed eight rebounds. His
previous career high was 35 points last month at Tulsa. McDermott
scored 13 points in the first half, after which the Bluejays led
44-34; he then made his first 10 shots in the second half.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.