Doug McDermott, Creighton’s John Wooden Award candidate, sunk a 25-footer with 2.5 seconds left to lift Creighton to a 63-60 win over St. John’s in Big East action Tuesday night. (Still sounds strange reading that, right?) McDermott finished with a season-high 39 points and moved past Hank Gathers for 18th place on the all-time NCAA scoring charts in the process. He now needs 29 points to overtake J.J. Redick.
The questions now will start to turn toward McDermott’s ability to carry the Blue Jays deep into March and just what kind of a pro he’ll develop into. For now, college basketball fans are enjoying the ride.