MBB Minute: Bluejays Survive, Friars Get Key Road Win

Greg McDermott scored 29 points in Creighton's 72-71 win over Seton Hall.

Greg McDermott scored 29 points in Creighton's 72-71 win over Seton Hall.

Feb. 24, 2014

On Sunday, Creighton survived a nail-biter against Seton Hall and Providence used some torrid shooting to win at Butler.

Creighton maintained its unblemished home record, increasing its mark to 15-0 at the CenturyLink Center with a 72-71 win over Seton Hall. Doug McDermott scored a game-high 29 points to move into 10th place on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list with 2,917 points.

Grant Gibbs added a season-high 16 points for the Bluejays. Seton Hall was led by Fuquan Edwin, who scored 21 points.

At Butler, Providence’s Bryce Cotton scored 28 points to go along with six assists. He shot 8-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. He made all seven of his free throw attempts.

The Friars went into the game leading the BIG EAST in offensive rebounds, but had only one against the Bulldogs. Opportunities were limited because PC shot 66.7 percent from the field.

LaDontae Henton added 15 points and the other three Friar starters all finished with 14 points. Kellen Dunham tallied 25 points for Butler and Khyle Marshall had 22 points. The Bulldogs committed only seven turnovers.

No games Monday in the BIG EAST. A Tuesday doubleheader on FOX Sports 1 has Xavier playing St. John’s at Madison Square Garden followed by Seton Hall at DePaul.