PHILADELPHIA — Doug McDermott can put his decision about whether to stay at Creighton or bolt for the NBA on hold. He'll let the Bluejays' NCAA run play a factor in deciding his fate.
Whether he stays or goes, McDermott showed why he's an All-American on Friday. He scored 27 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and made all 11 free throws to help Creighton hold on to beat Cincinnati 67-63 in the second round of the Midwest Regional.
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"Since last season, we wanted to get back to this game," said McDermott, the two-time Missouri Valley Conference player of the year.
The Bluejays (28-7) moved on to the third round for the second straight season. They were eliminated last year by North Carolina at that point.
DUKE 73, ALBANY 61: At Philadelphia, Seth Curry scored 26 points, Mason Plumlee had 23 and second-seeded Duke beat Albany. The Blue Devils, who lost 75-70 to 15th-seeded Lehigh in the second round last year, never really pulled away from the Great Danes (24-11), who got as close as eight points with 4:40 to play.