Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Doug McDermott hit a 3-pointer with 47.8 seconds left to help lift 18th-ranked Creighton to a 68-63 win over plucky Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
McDermott's straight-away trey put the Bluejays ahead 64-63 and wrapped up a 26-point performance.
Will Artino finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Creighton (20-4, 10-2 Big East), which next hosts No. 6 Villanova on Sunday in a critical conference matchup. The Wildcats are 10-1 in the Big East and will look to avenge a 96-68 thrashing they suffered at the hands of Creighton last month.
Austin Chatman and Jahenns Manigat scored nine points apiece in Greg McDermott's 100th win as the Bluejays' head coach.
Kellen Dunham had 16 points to lead Butler (12-13, 2-11), which has lost four straight games.