Creighton Falls at UNI
Bluejays Losing Streak At ThreePhoto: Video by kmtv.com
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Northern Iowa used an 18-6 run to end regulation to knock off Creighton men's basketball 61-54 at the McLeod Center on Wednesday evening.
Creighton (20-6, 9-5 MVC) held its largest lead of 48-43 with 5:27 left in the game after a dunk by Gregory Echenique. Back-to-back scores by UNI’s Jake Koch tied it at 49-49 at the 3:43 mark before the Panthers took back the lead for good on a three-pointer from Matt Bohannon.
Koch would score UNI's final nine points to lead his team to victory.
Doug McDermott led the Bluejays with his 27th career double-double and seventh this season. McDermott ended the game with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Grant Gibbs finished with 14 points and Echenique posted 11 points for his 13th double-digit scoring effort of the year.
Creighton shot 43.8 percent (21-of-48) from the field to 37.5 percent for UNI (21-of-56) in the game. But the Panthers made 15-of-19 attempts at the free throw line while the Bluejays sank just 5-of-14.
With the win, Northern Iowa improved to 15-11 overall and 8-6 in the MVC.