Drake 61
Creighton 91
Date of game: 1/8/2013

Recap: Creighton vs. Drake

Omaha, NE (Sports Network) - Ethan Wragge poured in 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc, while Doug McDermott totaled 16 points and seven rebounds, as No. 13 Creighton whipped Drake, 91-61, on Tuesday.

Jahenns Manigat totaled 13 points and five assists, with Grant Gibbs contributing 10 points, five boards and four assists for the Bluejays (15-1, 4-0 MVC), winners of nine consecutive games.

Creighton is off to its best start since 2002-03, when it won 16 of the first 17 games that season.

Joey King picked up 17 points for the Bulldogs (6-9, 0-4), who have dropped four in a row. Jordan Clarke and Micah Mason added 11 points each in defeat.

Creighton was all over Drake early on, scoring 20 of the game's first 22 points. Gibbs, McDermott, Manigat and Wragge all connected from long distance during the run.

"We wanted to jump on them right away and not give them any reason to stick around," Wragge remarked.

It was 34-10 just past the midway point on a Gibbs layup, and the Bluejays led by as many as 30 before assuming a 49-25 margin at the break when Mason closed out the half on a triple.

The high-water mark for Drake in the second half came on a Ben Simons layup which pulled the visitors within 59-38, but a quick 11-2 burst put the Creighton margin at 70-40 -- fueled entirely by Wragge's trifecta of three- pointers plus a layup.

Drake had nothing left in the tank thereafter.

Geoffrey Groselle's lay-in with 2:41 to play provided the hosts with the largest margin of the contest, 86-51.

"We clearly ran into a buzz-saw of a basketball team tonight," Bulldogs coach Mark Phelps said. "The fast start really put us on our heels and we could not obviously over the course of the game recover from that."

Game Notes

Creighton upped its home record over Drake to 56-19 ... The Bluejays shot 64.2 percent (34-of-53) from the field ... The Bulldogs were limited to 35.6 percent (21-of-59) from the floor.

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