NCAA hoops roundup: DePaul rocked by Creighton

NCAA hoops roundup: DePaul rocked by Creighton
January 7, 2014, 10:45 pm
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Doug McDermott scored 19 points Tuesday and played after an injury scare to his left shoulder, keeping Creighton unbeaten in the Big East Conference with an 81-62 win over DePaul.

McDermott, a two-time consensus All-American, briefly left the game with 1:24 remaining in the first after appearing to jam his left shoulder after colliding with DePaul's Peter Ryckbosch. McDermott returned with 19.5 seconds left and ended the half with a buzzer-beating layup, giving the Bluejays a 37-32 lead.

The Bluejays (13-2, 3-0) also got 16 points from Avery Dingman and 12 from Ethan Wragge, helping Creighton win its eighth in a row. After moving from the Missouri Valley Conference into the remodeled Big East this summer, the Bluejays have gotten off to a strong start in their new surroundings, beating Marquette, Seton Hall and now DePaul.

The shoulder incident was part of a difficult first half for McDermott and Creighton, which beat a DePaul team in the middle of a stretch of four games in 10 days.

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Warren scores 17 in NC State 77-70 win over Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- T.J. Warren scored 17 points and North Carolina State outscored Notre Dame 25-9 at the free-throw line to beat the Fighting Irish 77-70 Tuesday night.

The Wolfpack (11-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had squandered double-digit leads in two of their previous three games - and nearly did in the other one also - allowed the Irish to use a 12-3 run in the second half to tie the score at 54. But N.C. State never let the Irish get the lead in the second half.

It was the first loss in three games for the Irish (10-5, 1-1) since leading scorer Jerian Grant was dismissed from school for an academic violation.

Anthony "Cat" Barber added 16 points for the Wolfpack, Desmond Lee and Ralston Turner added 12 each.

Garrick Sherman led the Irish with 21 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Pat Connaughton had 15 and Eric Atkins 14.

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Youngstown State beats Illinois-Chicago 75-62

Kendrick Perry scored 23 points Tuesday and Youngstown State beat Illinois-Chicago 75-62 for it first Horizon League win of the season.

The lead changed hands 13 times before Kamren Belin hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Youngstown State (10-8, 1-2) a 37-36 halftime lead.

The Penguins rocketed ahead on a 16-2 second-half run in which Ryan Weber scored back-to-back treys. The Flames (5-11, 0-2) went cold until Jay Parker made two layups, sparking a 10-2 run, drawing to within seven with 4:31 to play. But Belin again hit consecutive treys and the Penguins pulled ahead for the win.

The Penguins shot 58.3 percent from the field (28 of 48) to 38.2 percent for the Flames (21 of 55).

Belin finished with 15, Bobby Hain and DJ Cole each had 12, and Perry made seven assists.

Kelsey Barlow led the Flames with 17 and Marc Brown added 11.

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Green Bay overwhelms Chicago State 98-62

Keifer Sykes and Alec Brown combined for 41 points as Green Bay overwhelmed Chicago State 98-62 Tuesday night.

Sykes had 21 points and Brown 20. Greg Mays contributed 19 and Carrington Love added 10 for Green Bay (12-3). Chicago State (6-9) suffered its first loss at home this season.

Green Bay shot 55.9 percent from the field and controlled the boards, pulling down 47 rebounds, compared to 26 for the Cougars. Green Bay also dominated in the paint, making 52 points, compared to Green Bay's 20.

Chicago State held an 11-9 lead with 15:29 remaining in the first half following a 3-point shot by Clarke Rosenberg. The Cougars did not score again until the 9:00 mark. Green Bay made 16 points during that time to lead 25-11 with 9:23 remaining, and held a 40-29 advantage at the half.

Matt Ross led the Cougars with 18.

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