Creighton went to Philadelphia this weekend to take on a very good St. Joseph's team. St. Joe's built a 12-point first half lead but the Bluejays were able to come back and make it a 5-point game at half. The 2nd half featured six lead changes, with the two most important occurring in the final 0:27 seconds. First, down four, the Hawks made a 3-pointer, got a stop, and then Ronald Roberts Jr. grabbed an offensive board and was fouled. He calmly nailed them both and put St. Joe's up one. That was lead change No. 5.
No. 6 was a bit different. Initially, the Bluejays couldn't inbounds the ball and had to burn a timeout. Then, with seven seconds left, Devin Brooks drove and had his shot swatted out of bounds. This left the Bluejays with a baseline out of bounds play and just a few ticks left on the clock. Here's where things got weird. Doug McDermott - 3x Conference Player of the Year, 2x 1st Team All American, winner of the Lute Olson Award - was somehow let free off of a really simple screen and predictable things happened.no comments