In the final seconds of his team’s 75-64 victory over Butler on Wednesday night, Creighton point guard Maurice Watson gave the home crowd a scare.
Watson clutched his left knee and writhed on the floor after a collision with Butler forward Kelan Martin. Only after he theatrically popped back to his feet with a grin on his face could the crowd at the CenturyLink Center collectively exhale.
“I was guessing he just wanted a little more attention,” Creighton coach Greg McDermott told FS1’s studio crew after the game. “I was hoping like heck he wasn’t hurt.”
Those were about the only scary moments for Creighton on a night when the eighth-ranked Bluejays dominated a fellow upper-echelon Big East team from start to finish. Creighton led by double digits after 10 minutes, by 20 at halftime and by as many as 25 early in the second half en route to one of its most impressive victories of the season.
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