Creighton Rolls Past Butler

Butler (10-7, 0-5) lost their 5th in a row as Creighton (15-2, 5-0) gave the Bulldogs their worst loss of the season 88-60.

OMAHA (NE) - Butler (10-7, 0-5) has lost five consecutive games and remained winless in the Big East as they lost to conference leading Creighton (13-5, 5-0) 88-60.

All-American Doug McDermott scored 28 points, and grabbed 5 rebounds in just 27 minutes on the court. He finished 11/19 from the field including 3/5 from three point range.

The Bulldogs ran into a similar environment that they saw last season against Saint Louis and Virginia Commonwealth and it resulted in a similar result - a difficult loss.

Kellen Dunham led the Bulldogs with 12 points on 5/14 shooting including 2/5 from three. Khyle Marshall added 11 points and 6 rebounds.

Kameron Woods had 10 rebounds for his 10th double digit rebounding game of the season and 16th of his career. He was held scoreless on the offensive end.

Austin Chatman added 10 points and 3 rebounds for Creighton while Ethan Wragge added 6 points on 2/2 from three.

Butler tried to hang with the Bluejays early in the game and the two teams exchanged blows.

Despite a hot start from Creighton the Bulldogs trailed just 27-20 with 8:32 left in the 1st half.

That is when Creighton's efficient, explosive offense took over. The Bluejays jumped all over the Bulldogs from there. Creighton went on a 26-4 run to end the half and led 53-24.

They shot 67.7% in the 1st half including 7/12 from three point range. The Bluejays turned the ball over just 2 times.

In the 2nd half Creighton continued to dominate play and after a few minutes it was clear the Bulldogs couldn't overcome the halftime deficit.

Midway through the 2nd half Greg McDermott took his foot off the gas and his reserves received most of the playing time.

Creighton ended the game 35/63 (55.6%) from the field, while the Bulldogs shot just 24/68 (35.3%).

Butler was outscored 50-30 in the paint by Creighton and 19-2 on second chance points.

This is the first time Butler has had a five game losing streak since 2003-04 and their first 0-5 start in conference play since 1989-90.

NOTES: Alex Barlow, Elijah Brown, and Erik Fromm each scored 8 points for Butler...Creighton was 11/14 from the free throw line while Butler was just 5/9...Andrew Chrabascz finished with 6 points in 15 minutes...Devontae Morgan played for the 1st time since mid-December...Creighton outscored Butler 36-21 off the bench.

It was over when...Creighton ended the 1st half on 26-4 run and extended its lead to 53-24.

Stat of the Game: 55.6% - Creighton's field goal shooting percentage against Butler.

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