No. 19 Creighton 88, Butler 60: Doug McDermott scored 28 points to lead the host Bluejays to an easy win over the Bulldogs.
Austin Chatman added 10 points for Creighton (15-2, 5-0 Big East), which just missed a season high with 55.6 percent shooting from the field. Devin Brooks and Will Artino each added nine points off the bench.
Kellen Dunham led Butler (10-7, 0-5) with 12 points while Khyle Marshall added 11 points and six rebounds. Kameron Woods led the Bulldogs with 10 rebounds but was shut out for the first time this season, missing all nine of his shots from the floor.
McDermott scored 16 seconds into the contest and the Bluejays never trailed, though the Bulldogs were still within three with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half. But an 18-2 run over the next four minutes - including eight points by McDermott - blew the game open, and Creighton led by 29 at halftime.
McDermott had 24 of his points in the first 20 minutes as the Bluejays set a season-high point total for a first half with 53. It was more of the same in the second half, with Butler unable to get within 20.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Butler's previous six losses were by a total of 26 points. … Woods had just set his season low for scoring with two points in a loss to Georgetown Saturday. … The Bluejays extended their school record to 18 straight seasons of at least 10 home victories.