Omaha, NE (Sports Network) - Doug McDermott recorded a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds as the 16th-ranked Creighton Bluejays opened Missouri Valley Conference play with an 87-70 victory over the Evansville Purple Aces.
Gregory Echenique added 13 points and 14 boards for the Bluejays (12-1, 1-0 MVC), who have won six in a row. Jahenns Manigat and Avery Dingman had 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Colt Ryan ended with 25 points for the Purple Aces (7-6, 0-1), who have dropped two straight. Troy Taylor recorded a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.