Surging Red Storm Sends CU Packing
Poor free throw shooting and late misses looks from three-point range haunted the Jays. Greg McDermott's squad hit only 14 of 25 attempts from the charity stripe on the night and missed 9 of their 11 looks from three in the second half.
Austin Chatman split a pair of free throws with 2:18 left in the game and gave Creighton a one-point lead on the road. The rest of the game, however, belonged to the Red Storm's D'Angelo Harrison. The junior gave his team the lead on the Johnnies next possession, drilling a triple from behind the NBA line as Jahenns Manigat helplessly watched.
Chatman and Grant Gibbs, who returned to the starting five on Sunday, missed looks from deep on the Bluejays ensuing possession. A defensive stop produced a three-point look for Manigat, but he also failed to connect. The Jays were forced to foul after Harrison grabbed the defensive board. The guard sealed the game from the free throw line, making 5 of 6 freebees in the final 20 seconds.
Harrison finished with a team-high 19 points, while sophomore center Chris Obekpa chipped in 11. The Red Storm also got a valuable contribution from Jakarr Sampson, who was matched up with Doug McDermott most of the night. McDermott scored 14 points in the first half and added 11 in the second half on 4 of 5 shooting, but was held without a shot for the final 8:41.
McDermott's 25 points led CU. Grant Gibbs recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes of action but missed four of his seven free throws and produced an unusually inefficient six assists to five turnovers. Chatman was the third Bluejay in double figures, ending the contest with 10 points.
St. John's defense forced CU into 23 percent shooting from deep and 56 percent from the charity stripe.
Creighton returns to action with another visit to one of college basketball's other sacred sites for a Thursday night contest at Butler's famed Hinkle Fieldhouse.
BluejayReport.com Recommended Stories
Michigan: Brandon Resigns, Hackett Interim AD
Michigan President Mark Schlissel officially announced the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon Friday. Schlissel appointed Jim Hackett as the interim AD with the plan moving forward to hire…Read More
Hoops: Where are the Top Recruits Going?
The initial basketball signing period begins in less than two weeks and there are currently 22 players in Scout.com's 2015 top 100 still uncommitted. Who are those 22 players considering and who will…Read More
Catch Big Fall Bass on Natural Lakes and Rivers
Check out some great tips for bass fishing up north as the water cools on its way into winter. There is some great fishing to be had right now before it gets too cold.Read More
10 Creepy Trail Cam Pics For Halloween
Most of us would prefer to be sitting in our treestand on Halloween, waiting for a rutting buck to wonder past, than following our kids from house to house scrambling for treats. Here are a 10 spooky…Read More
2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.0
We're at the halfway mark of the NFL season, so here's our first crack at a mock draft. Hey, Oakland Raiders, you're on the clock!Read More