By ERIC OLSON
AP Sports Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Doug McDermott scored 25 points and Creighton came off a nine-day layoff to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 88-51 on Tuesday.
The Bluejays (8-2) have posted three straight double-digit victories since losing back-to-back games in California over Thanksgiving weekend. The Lions (2-8) lost their eighth straight after a 2-0 start.
Ethan Wragge added 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and Will Artino had 10 for Creighton. McDermott had nine rebounds and made all 13 of his free throws.
Tevin Hammond scored 15 of his 22 in the second half to lead Pine Bluff, which shot 38 percent.
For the third straight game, more than half the Bluejays' field-goal attempts were 3-pointers. Pine Bluff used a 2-3 zone defense the entire game, and Creighton was 10 of 30 from beyond the arc.
Twelve of the 14 Creighton players who played scored. The Bluejays made 24 of 26 free throws and out-rebounded the Lions 40-24.
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