Final Score: No. 20 Creighton 88, Butler 60

Dave Weaver-USA TODAY Sports

Doug McDermott scored 28 as the Bluejays easily dispatched Butler to move to 5-0 in the Big East.

63 Possessions Butler Creighton
Effective FG% 45.6% 66.7%
Turnover % 4.8% 6.3%
Offensive Rebound % 27.7% 33.3%
FTA/FGA 13.2 22.2

The most efficient offense in the nation put on a clinic Tuesday night, as the 20th ranked Creighton Bluejays demolished the Butler Bulldogs 88-60.

Creighton never trailed in this game, taking a two-point lead sixteen seconds into the contest on a Doug McDermott layup and using a 32-6 run to end the first half and put the Bulldogs away for good.

National Player of the Year candidate McDermott finished with 28 points and five rebounds on 11-19 shooting from the floor. Austin Chatman chipped in with 10 points as ten Bluejays got into the scoresheet. Eight of eleven Creighton players made half their shots or more and the home team only turned the ball over four times in an incredibly efficient performance.

Several Bulldogs struggled to get any shots to fall. Kameron Woods laid his second goose egg from the floor in as many games, going 0 for 9. Erik Fromm shot 3-11, including 1 of 6 from beyond the arc. Kellen Dunham led Butler with 12 points, but has hit just 34.9% of his shots in Big East play.

Butler entered the night on a four-game losing streak, including three overtime heartbreakers. The Bulldogs are still winless in the Big East after their first blowout loss of the season. Next, Butler heads home for a winnable game against Marquette. After that, they play four of five on the road. If things don't turn around in a hurry, Bulldog fans are in for a long season.

As for Creighton, the Bluejays travel to Providence before a battle with Villanova next Monday to determine the top team in the Big East.

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