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January 9, 2012
Highlights of McDermott's performance
Creighton has released the following info on Doug McDermott's game vs. Bradley.
Highlight video of Doug's 44 points
Some additional tidbits...
-Doug McDermott's 44 points are the most in one game this season.
-McDermott's 44 points were the most nationally by a sophomore since 2003.
-McDermott's 44 points were third-most by a Bradley opponent in history. The only player with more against BU in Peoria was Oscar Robertson in 1960.
-McDermott's 44 points were sixth-most in Creighton single-game history and the most since 1985.
-McDermott's 18 field goals tied the most in history against Bradley and were one shy of Creighton's single-game record.
-McDermott ranks second nationally in scoring at 25.2 points per game.
-McDermott is shooting 63.2 percent from the floor (151-239), 58.2 percent from three-point range (32-55) and 86.3 percent at the line (44-51).
-McDermott's career three-point percentage (.462) is a school-record, better than even Kyle Korver.
-Of his 18 field goals vs. Bradley, he used the backboard in 11 of them and used his left hand in five of them.
-McDermott is one of five players nationally with 12 or more points in every game this season.
-McDermott's 959 points are easily the most among active sophomores. Jared Sullinger is next with 892, and McDermott's former Ames (Iowa) High School teammate Harrison Barnes is third with 860.
-Creighton is 13-2 and tied for first in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 3-1 league mark.
-Creighton plays on ESPN3.com on both Tuesday (vs. Northern Iowa) and Friday (at Illinois State) this week. Both games tip at 9:02 pm Eastern.
Interview with Doug