ST. LOUIS – Doug McDermott scored 33 points on 12 of 18 shooting to lead Creighton past Illinois State 83-79 in overtime in the Missouri Valley championship game.
Grant Gibbs added 20 more for the Bluejays (28-5). Nic Moore scored 20 points for the Redbirds (20-13) in defeat, including a game-tying layup with :06 left to send it to overtime.
Wayne Larrivee and Kyle Macy called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.
(Tyler Brown’s three gives ISU a 31-30 halftime lead)
(Jon Ekey’s three makes it 51-45 Redbirds)
(Doug McDermott ties it at 51)
(Grant Gibbs puts the Bluejays up 63-60)
(Nic Moore’s layup ties the game at 66)
(Creighton misses and the game heads to overtime)
(Gibbs’ layup puts Creighton up 75-68 in OT)
(Josh Jones’ dunk makes it 79-70)
(Creighton wins the Missouri Valley tournament)
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