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Creighton sails past competition in Omaha
"They can play with anybody in the country on good nights. There's no question about that. If they shoot the ball in they're very difficult."
That is University of Akron Zip coach Keith Dambrot talking about the Creighton Bluejays who defeated his team 77-61 at the Century Link Center.
By the way, Coach Dambrot coached LeBron James in high school.
What an atmosphere it is at the Century Link Center for Sunday's game as a crowd of 16,371 showed up for this contest.
Once again, first team All-American Doug McDermott delivered for Jays scoring no less than 30 points a game as he is 5th in the nation in scoring averaging nearly 23 points a game.
Such plays as Grant Gibbs bouncing an inbound pass off an Akron player, then retrieving it for a layup thrilled the crowd.
Bluejay Big Man Greg Echuniquche faked out his Zip counterpart Zeke Marshall for a slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.
It added up to a 77-61 Bluejay win adding to their 62-46 win over Nebraska giving the Jays a 9-1 record.
The Jays began the week 13th in the coaches poll and 16th in the AP rankings with the new poll due out Monday night.
The Jays travel to Cal for a game Friday, then are home against Tulsa before Missouri Valley play starts December 29th against Evansville.
A trip and deep run in the NCAA Tournament is what Creighton hopes for.
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