McDermott's 30 Points Leads Creighton Past Akron

Chase Williams

McDermott's 30 Points Leads Creighton Past Akron

CREATED Dec. 9, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott made a career-high six three-pointers and tied a season-high with 30 points as No. 16/13 Creighton defeated Akron, 77-61, on Sunday afternoon before 16,310 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha.

Creighton improved to 9-1 on the season, while Akron dropped to 4-3.

McDermott led all players with 20 points at the half, as Creighton shot 16-of-30 from the field and 6-of-12 from the floor. Akron was paced by 10 points by Marshall, who also had two blocked shots.

In addition to McDermott's 30 points, Gregory Echenique had 10 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Gibbs turned in another solid all-around performance with eight assists, seven points and six rebounds without a turnover. Creighton shot 48.4 percent for the game and made 10-of-22 three-point shots. The Jays also out-rebounded the Zips, 38-30.

Creighton returns to action next Saturday night with a 10 pm Central game at California.

--Chase Williams