SAN ANTONIO, TX – Louisiana-Lafayette hung tough, but Doug McDermott and third-seeded Creighton pulled away late as the Bluejays advanced to the third round with a 76-66 victory on Friday afternoon.
McDermott had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way for Creighton. Elfrid Payton paced the Ragin’ Cajuns with 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
Creighton moves on to face Baylor on Sunday.
Brad Sham and Will Perdue called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Doug McDermott lays one in off a miss)
(Kevin Brown scores for the Ragin’ Cajuns and it’s tied at 46-46)
(Elfrid Payton gives his team a 50-46 lead)
(Ethan Wragge puts Creighton up 62-56 with a three)
(Austin Chatman hits a three and Creighton begins to pull away)
(Doug McDermott’s three puts the game away)
(Postgame interview with Creighton’s Ethan Wragge)
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