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Men's Basketball Tops DePaul in BIG EAST Tourney Debut

March 14, 2014
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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Doug McDermott set a BIG EAST Tournament record with 27 points in the first half and No. 14 Creighton never trailed, winning its BIG EAST Tournament debut with an 84-62 victory over DePaul on Thursday.

Creighton (25-6) advances to the semifinal round on Friday 8:30 pm Central, where it meets the winner of Xavier or Marquette. DePaul's season will end with a 12-21 mark.

McDermott made a career-high 7-of-9 three-pointers in the first half and added four two-pointers in the second half to finish with 35. He was joined in double-figures by Bluejay teammates Jahenns Manigat (12) and Austin Chatman (11).

DePaul was paced by 22 points from Brandon Young.


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