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Creighton jumped out to a 24-9 lead eight minutes into the game and ASU (6-1) could get no closer than six the rest of the way in an 88-60 Creighton win Thanksgiving night at Cal State Fullerton.
ASU will play College of Charleston at 9 p.m. PT on ESPNU on Friday.
"Obviously we were outplayed in every facet of the game," said ASU head coach Herb Sendek. "I thought Creighton was very good as we expected they would be. As for us, we're very disappointed in our performance. They're a difficult team to match up with because of the versatility that (Doug) McDermott has. He literally scores literally in every fashion all over the court. So, it really starts with him. He's surrounded by very good shooters and they play a small lineup a great deal where the court is spaced. So, when they go with Wragge and McDermott, without a conventional big guy, it could be a very difficult matchup for a lot of teams.
"We maintain all the time, that we're a next play, a next game program. No one win makes us and no one loss are demise. Our guys have great character and tremendous pride and I fully expect our guys led by to the young man on my right, Jahii, will bounce back and be ready to go to tomorrow."
"I give them credit to the whole team, not just one man," said Jahii Carson. "They loaded the paint and made it tough for us to drive and penetrate due to the lack of our ball movement. We didn't follow the game plan of moving the basketball because we knew coming into the game that they were going to load the basketball, swipe, reach and take charges. Not following the game plan on my end and my teammates caused us as a team to not be able to score the type of scoring that we're able to do."