After watching Wichita St. fall to Illinois St. earlier in the day, there was no way that Creighton was going to overlook Evansville. Following two hotly-contested meetings during the regular-season, the Blue Jays came out and completely dominated the Aces in the 99-71 win. With the victory, the Blue Jays will face Illinois St. in the tournament final tomorrow.
Gregory Echenique anchored the paint for Creighton in the victory, scoring a season-high 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Doug McDermott chipped in 14 points in just 23 minutes of action, while Antoine Young netted 13 points. The Blue Jays shot 60.4% from the field and dished out 22 assists.
In the loss, Kenneth Harris scored 17 points to lead the Aces. Troy Taylor scored eight points and dished out a team-high five assists before fouling out of the game. However, Evansville shot just 42.4% from the field as team in the loss.
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