PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Doug McDermott converted a three-point play with 4.9 seconds remaining to lead Creighton to an 83-79 victory over Saint Joseph’s Saturday night.
McDermott took an inbounds pass from the left side of St. Joseph’s basket, and caught and shot in one motion from 20 feet. He made the basket and the ensuing free throw for Creighton (3-0).
McDermott, who averages 28.5 points per game, finished with 20. Ethan Wragge made a career-high seven 3-pointers for 21 points, and Devin Brooks added 16 for the Blue Jays.
St. Joseph’s (2-1) took the lead when Ronald Roberts converted a pair of free throws with 27.5 seconds remaining. Brooks’ potential go-ahead shot was blocked by DeAndre Bembry before McDermott made his eventual game-winning jumper.
Bembry finished with 20 points to lead four St. Joseph’s players in double figures.