April 14, 2024

OMAHA, Neb. — Trey Alexander scored 23 factors and Ryan Kalkbrenner had 22 to guide No. 17 Creighton previous DePaul 85-62 on Saturday evening.

Steven Ashworth matched his season highs with 17 factors and 5 3-pointers and Baylor Scheierman had 16 factors and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season.

Creighton (16-5, 7-3 Huge East) has gained 20 straight in opposition to DePaul, the longest streak in opposition to a convention opponent within the six main basketball convention, and 25 of 26. The final 13 in Omaha have been determined by double digits.

Elijah Fisher had 12 factors to guide DePaul (3-18, 0-9). The Blue Demons misplaced their 18th straight highway recreation, and their convention dropping streak reached 10.

The Blue Demons, enjoying their first highway recreation beneath interim coach Matt Brady, saved it shut early with Jalen Terry and Jeremiah Oden offering a lot of the offense and Churchill Abass dunking over the 7-foot-1 Kalkbrenner to present DePaul a short lead.

The Bluejays went forward for good with 9 minutes left within the first half, however a run of careless turnovers and 1-for-7 capturing to finish the half saved them from pulling away till early within the second.

Alexander’s 3-pointer, jumper and 3-point play got here throughout a 14-2 spurt that stretched Creighton’s result in double digits. One other 14-2 run pushed it to 68-45 with 11 minutes left.

DePaul: The Blue Demons have come out with extra vitality within the two video games since Tony Stubblefield was fired Monday. They had been aggressive in an 86-73 loss to No. 14 Marquette on Wednesday, and so they had been inside 40-37 at halftime Saturday earlier than Creighton took over. They’re nonetheless on the lookout for their first Huge East highway win since February 2022.

Creighton: The Bluejays, who gained 84-58 at DePaul on Jan. 9, accomplished the season sweep and went 7-1 in January. They’ve reached the midway level of Huge East play 7-3 for the third time in 4 seasons.

DePaul hosts Seton Corridor on Tuesday.

Creighton hosts Butler on Friday.