Recap: Creighton vs. California
Omaha, NB (SportsNetwork.com) - Doug McDermott registered a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Creighton Bluejays posted a 68-54 win over the California Golden Bears in a non-conference matchup at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Also scoring in double figures for the Bluejays (9-2) were Austin Chatman and Grant Gibbs with 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the team won for the fourth time in as many outings.
California (8-4) was paced by Justin Cobbs with 13 points and four assists, followed by Tyrone Wallace with 12 points and another four dishes as well, while David Kravish pitched in with 11 points as the Golden Bears had a two- game win streak come to an end.
Creighton scored the first points of the meeting and never looked back, although the team shot just 36.7 percent from the field in the first half, including 3-of-13 behind the 3-point line. Nevertheless, with the Golden Bears converting a mere eight field goals through the first 20 minutes of play, it was easy for the Jays to build a 30-19 lead at the break.
In the second half the Bluejays picked up the pace from the floor with 53.8 percent accuracy, adding a perfect 6-of-6 at the free-throw line as the team posted the double-digit victory.
The visitors made good on just 5-of-24 shots beyond the arc in the contest, 36.4 percent from the field overall.Game Notes