Inside the Box Score:
Though undersized, Creighton held their own and arguably got the better of DePaul on the interior. Points in the paint were dead even 28-28. DePaul had more offensive rebounds (12 to 9) but Creighton had twice as many second chance points (10 to 5). And though the 6’9″ Paul Reed was every bit as dynamic as advertised with 22 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, the rest of DePaul’s big men (6’11” Nick Ongenda, 6’7″ Darious Hall, and 6’7″ D.J. Williams) combined for 11 points, eight rebounds, nine fouls, one block, one steal and five turnovers.