NCAAB Game Recap - DePaul at Creighton
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:30 PM EST

WVU
59
Baylor
70
F
Gonz
89
Pepp
77
F
Okla
70
Kansas
87
F
Lou
62
Clem
77
F
Dayt
71
UMass
63
F
ND
60
Duke
94
F
Syr
77
FlaSt
80
F
MD
67
MSU
60
F
Seton
71
Prov
74
F
Aub
73
Mizzu
85
F
Miss
62
KY
67
F
NW
61
PSU
77
F
Colora
69
OrSt
47
F
GTown
73
Butl
66
F
Hou
72
SMU
73
F(OT)
Ill
57
Rut
72
F
DeP
64
Crei
93
F
TxTch
70
OkSt
73
F
LSU
82
Alab
88
F
Tuls
56
SoFL
48
F
StJos
55
URI
73
F
Purd
52
OhSt
68
F
Charl
51
NE
65
F
MisSt
78
Ark
77
F
ETSU
72
VMI
67
F
FaDi
72
RobM
71
F
UNH
59
UMBC
65
F
Ohio
72
Kent
87
F
Clev
67
Detr
66
F(OT)
Samf
74
Citad
62
F
BGSU
77
Ball
71
F
Leh
66
Army
79
F
FlaAM
97
DelSt
95
F(2OT)
Wake
54
Mia-FL
71
F
Tex
52
IaSt
81
F
SJSU
86
AF
95
F
Brad
69
SIU
67
F
OlDom
47
N TX
64
F
Bingha
48
Vermt
76
F
UMassL
74
Hartfo
67
F
CoCar
80
GASt
92
F
Amer
68
Buck
72
F
Lafy
72
HolyC
62
F
Wisc
81
Nebras
64
F
LaSal
69
StLou
84
F
W MI
51
E MI
69
F
ArkLR
65
TexAr
76
F
W Ky
77
TexSA
73
F(OT)
ArkSt
64
TxSt
69
F
FlInt
67
SoMis
75
F
Charl
54
Rice
70
F
UAB
79
MidTN
66
F
FlAtl
68
LaTec
81
F
HBU
69
Lamar
79
F
YSU
64
Oakl
72
F
UGA
69
TexAM
74
F
NIU
60
MiaO
65
F
Bry
70
CenCT
75
F
StFPA
70
MtStM
55
F
ColSt
77
Wyo
70
F
Marsh
71
UTEP
61
F
ULMo
49
SthAL
50
F
Merrim
59
(N/A)
68
F
Del
77
W&M
81
F
KennSt
42
Stetsn
59
F
VACom
59
Rich
77
F
Boston
77
Navy
54
F
UNCW
64
Hof
78
F
App
62
GaSo
57
F
Chat
53
Furm
58
F
Drex
70
Elon
75
F
BethC
58
MD-ES
66
F
Winth
89
Presb
88
F
McNee
79
NWSt
84
F
SeLA
71
Nich
81
F
GrgWas
73
GMas
67
F
AbCh
78
TXAMC
64
F
CenAR
67
SamH
82
F
ChaSo
75
UNCA
79
F
UNCG
67
Mercer
55
F
SacHr
80
LongI
72
F
Radf
73
Campbl
60
F
E KY
85
APSU
93
F
FlGlf
54
Lipsco
64
F
KansSt
57
TCU
68
F
N AL
67
NFla
80
F
LoyMa
65
SCla
59
F
E IL
79
TN-M
80
F(OT)
SIU-E
71
SEMO
75
F
MorSt
57
Murr
85
F
Copp
66
SCSt
70
F
S UT
69
NoAZ
82
F
UtVal
82
NMSt
84
F
UNLV
78
NM
73
F
Hamp
68
Longw
76
F
Pitt
57
VaTec
67
F
Tenn
61
SCar
63
F
Brown
54
Princ
73
F
Yale
61
Penn
69
F
JacSt
84
Belm
101
F
MsVl
88
Alc
92
F(OT)
Gram
69
PVAM
75
F
Morg
57
Norf
62
F
AlaAM
58
AlSt
61
F
ArkPB
49
South
73
F
WCU
80
Woff
74
F
UCRiv
63
LongB
65
F(OT)
WIGB
94
WIMil
90
F
ULLa
81
Troy
77
F
Valpa
65
IlSt
62
F
USC-Up
54
HiPt
62
F
NJIT
49
Lib
62
F
Colum
73
Harv
77
F(2OT)
Corn
53
Dart
75
F
InWor
67
NOrl
66
F
CSNor
98
UCDav
110
F
WaSt
51
USC
70
F
Pacif
63
StMar
71
F
Web
63
MTSt
77
F
ChiSt
47
GrCan
71
F
N DA
86
W IL
83
F(OT)
Seatt
72
TexPA
79
F
SDak
80
Oral
94
F
NrthIA
73
LoyIL
82
F(OT)
UVA
64
UNC
62
F
Tows
63
JMU
48
F
Vand
66
Fla
84
F
CAPoly
101
CS-Ful
105
F(4OT)
IdaSt
63
Mont
78
F
TNTec
55
TNSt
70
F
JackSt
74
TXSo
77
F
UMKC
59
CSBak
53
F
Wash
57
UCLA
67
F
BYU
72
USD
71
F
UtSt
71
Fres
59
F
E WA
89
PorSt
81
F
N CO
68
Sac
65
F
Ariz
69
Stan
60
F
UCIrv
70
HI
63
F

Creighton 93, DePaul 64

Feb 15, 2020, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

DePaul (13-12)

28

36

64

(23) Creighton (20-6)

42

51

93

Alexander's 24 lead No. 23 Creighton in 93-64 rout of DePaul
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:45 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The good times rolled for Creighton at the start of the second half against DePaul.

There was Ty-Shon Alexander feeding Damien Jefferson for a lob dunk. There was Jefferson doing the same for Christian Bishop a minute later, and on the next possession Alexander lobbed to Bishop for another throwdown.

The CHI Health Center crowd of nearly 18,000 and the Bluejays fed off each other during the decisive run, so much so that Mitch Ballock got caught up in the moment and launched a 3-pointer, and missed, right after he crossed center court in transition.

It was all part of the No. 23 Bluejays letting their hair down in a 93-64 rout of DePaul on Saturday night.

"It was exciting," Alexander said. "Everybody on the team was smiling, everybody was being happy. When we do that, the game is just fun."

The 18-3 run built Creighton's lead to 60-31, and the bulge grew to as many as 33 points as the Bluejays won for the seventh time in eight games.

"Ty-Shon and I were talking about how that probably was the craziest six- or eight-minute stretch since we've been here at Creighton," Ballock said. "When you get the crowd into it, you really elevate your game on both ends of the floor."

Creighton (20-6, 9-4 Big East) won its 12th straight in the series and has beaten DePaul in 15 of 16 meetings since joining the Big East. All but one of those Creighton wins have been by double digits.

The Bluejays are 7-1 in their last eight games and are one game behind first-place Seton Hall in the conference race. They've reached 20 wins for the 20th time in 22 years.

The Blue Demons (13-12, 1-11) lost their seventh straight, a skid that started with Creighton's 83-68 win in Chicago last month.

Alexander matched his season high with 24 points in one of his best all-around games. He had eight assists, five steals and a blocked shot as the Bluejays dominated in transition. They finished with seven dunks.

Creighton tied the school record with 18 steals and had season highs with 14 3-pointers and 25 assists on 33 field goals.

Ballock made four 3s and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Damien Jefferson had 12 points and six rebounds.

"I don't think DePaul had lost a double-figure game on the road all year long," Creighton coach Greg McDermott said. "Nobody's done this to them. That speaks volumes to the growth of this group of guys. They're really connected on the defensive end, we're really unselfish on the offensive end. That's usually a pretty good recipe for success."

Charlie Moore had 20 points and five assists and Romeo Weems had 12 points to lead the Blue Demons, who committed 21 turnovers. Paul Reed, who averages better than 15 points and 10 rebounds, was held to season lows of three points and three rebounds.

"Tale of two teams," DePaul coach Dave Leitao said. "One was playing aggressively, and the other one was not. There wasn't the amount of energy we needed collectively, and as a result, there was no level of offensive or defensive execution."

BIG PICTURE

DePaul: The struggling Blue Demons couldn't keep up with Creighton and dropped to 0-6 on the road in Big East play after their most lopsided loss of the season.

Creighton: The Bluejays continued their roll, following up their 87-82 road win over No. 10 Seton Hall on Wednesday with their most lopsided conference home win of the season.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The win over Seton Hall and the blowout against DePaul assures the Bluejays of a promotion when the new Top 25 comes out Monday.

STAT PACK

Creighton's Shereef Mitchell, who missed the last four games because of injury, returned to score a season-high 11 points. Marcus Zegarowski also had 11... Creighton's Denzel Mahoney missed a free throw for the first time in 22 attempts. ... Ballock went scoreless in 36 minutes against Seton Hall on Wednesday and had his streak of at least one 3-pointer in 23 straight games end. He hit one from the wing early against DePaul, ending an 0-for-9 shooting slump. ... DePaul's Darious Hall made his first 3-pointer of the season, having come into the game 0 for 11 from behind the arc.

UP NEXT

DePaul hosts Villanova on Wednesday. The Blue Demons took Nova to overtime in a 79-75 loss Jan. 14.

Creighton visits Marquette on Tuesday. The Bluejays beat Marquette 92-75 in Omaha on Jan. 1.

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Leaders

DePaul PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
O. Lopez Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 0
F. Cameron 0 0 1 2 0 0
Creighton PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Zeil 0 0 0 0 1 0
T. Alexander 24 0 8 1 5 1

Team Comparison

DeP Crei
Points For 64 93
Field Goals 26/61-43% 33/57-58%
Three Pointers 8/19-42% 13/26-50%
Free Throws 4/11-36% 14/18-78%
Offensive Rebounds 9 4
Defensive Rebounds 22 30
Rebounds 34 38
Blocks 2 4
Steals 11 18
Turnovers 21 19
Personal Fouls 14 15
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Crei Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 22 Crei 83 @ DeP 68 K. Jones 2 D. Williams 2
Sat Feb 15 DeP 64 @ Crei 93 J. Butz 2 K. Jones 1

Game Information

Stadium: CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
Attendance: 17,865
Game Time: