Creighton improves to 17-1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Doug McDermott scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and No. 12 Creighton pulled away for a 79-68 win over Northern Iowa on Tuesday night. The Bluejays (17-1, 6-0 Missouri Valley Conference) won their 11th straight game and are off to their best start in program history. Anthony James scored a season-high 25 points and Jake Koch added 19 to lead Northern Iowa (9-9, 2-4). McDermott had his second straight 30-point game and fifth of the season. He came into the game off a season-best 39-point night against Missouri State last Friday.

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