Published Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm / Updated at 3:32 pm
BASKETBALL
McDermott named MVC player of week for third time

For the third time this season and eighth time in his career, Creighton forward Doug McDermott has been named the Missouri Valley player of the week.

McDermott averaged 28.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in double-digit victories last week at Nebraska and at home against defending MAC champion Akron. He made 20 of 34 attempts from the field (58.8 percent), including 8 of 12 3-pointers (66.7 percent) and 9 of 12 foul shots (75.0 percent). 

McDermott¹s 28.5 points-per-game average came in a week where no other MVC player had more than 24 points in a game, and give him six straight games of 21 points or more.

McDermott’s eight career MVC player of the week recognitions tie him with Creighton alum Bob Harstad (1987-91) for second-most in MVC history, trailing only Hersey Hawkins (14) from Bradley.

McDermott and the Nos. 16th and 13th-ranked Bluejays (9-1) play at California on Saturday at 10 p.m.

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