OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for Doug McDermott's quiet night in No. 15 Creighton's 77-60 victory over UAB on Wednesday night.
Jones matched his career high with four 3-pointers. The backup guard made two during a personal 10-0 run that tied it 45 and two more during a 17-0 spurt that finished off the Blazers (1-1).
McDermott, the returning first-team All-American, got into early foul trouble and finished with five points. He came in having scored in double figures in 37 straight games.
Gregory Echenique and Grant Gibbs added 13 points apiece, and Ethan Wragge had 12 - hitting four 3-pointers - for the Bluejays (2-0). Echenique matched his career high with 16 rebounds.
The Blazers, who returned three starters from a 15-16 team, carried the play in the first half and led 37-33 at the break.
Isiah Jones scored 16 points, and Jordan Swing and Rod Rucker added 12 for UAB.
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