Creighton vs. Duke: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Creighton vs. Duke: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(22) Creighton 50
(28-8, 7-5 away)
(6) Duke 66
(29-5, 16-0 home)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
9:48PM ET / 6:48PM PT, March 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Creighton 23 27 50
Duke 29 37 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Creighton D McDermott 21 D McDermott 9 G Gibbs 4
Duke R Sulaimon 21 T Thornton 6 Q Cook 6

On Sunday, Mar. 24, No. 7-seeded Creighton took on No. 2-seeded Duke and was crushed by the Blue Devils 66-50 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bluejays got a team-high 21 points and nine rebounds from Doug McDermott. Grant Gibbs had eight points and added five rebounds. For the Blue Devils, Rasheed Sulaimon got a game-high 21 points and five rebounds. Creighton closes out the season with a 28-8 record. The Bluejays got to the NCAA Tournament as the Missouri Valley champion after beating Wichita State 68-65 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished first in the Missouri Valley with a 13-5 record in conference play. Creighton took down No. 10-seeded Cincinnati 67-63 in the second round.

Creighton Game Notes

  • Prior to this game, Creighton played nine Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 0-9.
  • Creighton set season lows for assists (nine), field goals made (16), field goal percentage (30.2), steals (two), three-pointers (two), three-point percentage (10.5), and total points (50).
  • The Bluejays have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past seven games.
  • Creighton has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past six games.
  • Doug McDermott recorded a team season high in free throws made with 12.
  • Doug McDermott accounted for 42.0 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Doug McDermott and Gregory Echenique) accounted for 45.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Doug McDermott has led the team in scoring 29 times and in rebounding 21 times in 36 games this season.
  • This marks the 56th 20-point game of Doug McDermott's career.
  • Doug McDermott has 12 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Doug McDermott.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Grant Gibbs.

Duke Game Notes

  • Rasheed Sulaimon accounted for 31.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon has led the team in scoring four times in 34 games this season.
  • Seth Curry has five straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the third 20-point game of Rasheed Sulaimon's career.
  • Mason Plumlee has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Mason Plumlee.
  • Tyler Thornton set career highs with a 100 percent field goal percentage and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Josh Hairston.
CREI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADoug McDermott352190003
BGrant Gibbs29854002
BG. Echenique28960121
CAvery Dingman16042000
CAustin Chatman38731000
D+Ethan Wragge14300101
DJahenns Manigat33222003
DUKE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AR. Sulaimon302150000
ATyler Thornton23860110
B+Quinn Cook33756102
B+Seth Curry361740202
BMason Plumlee271051212
CRyan Kelly28142111
CAmile Jefferson11220010
CJosh Hairston10050002

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