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No. 23 Creighton Crushes DePaul

The Blue Demons had no answer for the top ranked scoring offense in the Big East in a soul crushing 93-58 loss at Allstate Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The high-powered offense of Creighton (21-4, 8-4) lived up to it’s billing as the Bluejays shot 60.7 percent overall and 59.1 percent from beyond the arc. 

“We played a really good team that has their eyes set on March,” said DePaul coach Dave Leitao.  “(We’re) a team that’s trying to find their way and get over the hump.  It was a bad recipe today for them playing really well and us not doing too many things to well today.”

DePaul (8-17, 1-11) couldn’t muster much offensively and shot 30.9 percent from the field.

The lone bright spot for the Demons was the play of senior guard Chris Harrison-Docks who scored 15 points coming off the bench.  Docks knocked down four 3-pointers, but all of those came in the first half.  

DePaul leading scorer Eli Cain was held to just five points on two of nine shooting.  

Junior college transfer Tre McCallum contributed 11 points, while Billy Garrett Jr. added 10 points.

The Bluejays were led by former Kansas State guard Marcus Foster who scored 13 points.

11 NBA Scouts, include Chicago Bulls Vice President John Paxson, turned out today to see CU freshman Justin Patton, who is rumored to be entering the NBA Draft following this season.  Patton finished with a double-double performance of 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Next the Blue Demons will host the 2nd ranked Villanova Wildcats on Monday night at Allstate Arena.


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