The shots just weren’t falling for DePaul (8-15, 2-9) who shot just 27 percent from beyond the arc and 61 percent at the free throw line.
Creighton (15-9, 6-5) on the other hand, shot 52 percent overall.
Nevada transfer Cole Huff had a breakout game for the Bluejays. Huff led all scorers with 28 points while coming off the bench.
“We made him comfortable, he made one or two, and it just snowballed from there,” DePaul coach Dave Leitao said of Huff’s performance on WSCR Radio.
Myke Henry led the way for DePaul with 22 points and eight rebounds.
Freshman Eli Cain contributed 12 points on five of nine shooting, while Darrick Wood added 12 points off the bench for the Demons.
The Blue Demons gave up way too many points in transition to Creighton and were outworked on the glass by a 43-25 margin.
“We gave up plus 50 percent shooting, we gave up a high percentage from three, we got beat on the boards overall,” Leitao told WSCR. “Offensively and defensively today our effort was not in our favor.”
DePaul returns home to Allstate Arena on Tuesday night to face the Villanova Wildcats, who hold first place in the Big East conference.
Postgame Notes from DePaul Sports Information:
Erten Gazi’s first-half three extended DePaul’s streak to 699 consecutive game with a three-pointer... Myke Henry recorded back-to-back to 20-point games for the first time in his career... he had 27 points against Providence on Tuesday... DePaul leads the series, 16-14... Creighton has won four straight meetings and sweep the season series... the Bluejays posted a 91-80 win at Allstate Arena on Jan. 17.