By Matthew VanTryon | Staff Reporter
Butler suffered their most lopsided defeat of the season at the hands of All-American Doug McDermott and the Creighton Bluejays Tuesday night. Butler (10-7, 0-5) dropped its fifth consecutive game 88-60.
Creighton (15-2, 5-0) scored at will in the opening half. The Jays shot 67 percent from the floor and were 7 for 12 from behind the arc in the opening period.
McDermott scored 24 in the half, shooting 7 for 9 from the floor.
Butler had no answer for the All-American, who scored 28 points in 27 minutes played.
Junior Alex Barlow kept the Bulldogs within striking distance early, as the Bulldogs trailed 21-18 midway through the opening period. The hope would be short-lived, as Butler’s offense went cold while Creighton kept on rolling.
The Bulldogs faced a 53-24 halftime deficit, by far their largest of the season
Despite outscoring Creighton 36-35 in the second half, the deficit was too large to overcome.
Butler shot 35 percent from the floor and was outrebounded 44-33.
Sophomore Kellen Dunham led the Bulldogs with 12 points. Senior Khyle Marshall scored 11.
Butler’s bench saw considerable time in the contest, totaling 67 minutes.
The win was Creighton’s tenth in a row.
Butler has dropped five straight games for the first time since 2003-2004.
The Bulldogs will host Marquette on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. and the game will be televised on CBS.