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Normal, IL (Sports Network) - Grant Gibbs scored 16 points and dished out seven assists and Doug McDermott added 15 points and nine rebounds as 16th- ranked Creighton held off Illinois State, 79-72, on Wednesday.

Ethan Wragge scored 18 points off the bench and Gregory Echenique had 12 points for the Bluejays (13-1, 2-0 MVC), winners in seven straight.

Bryant Allen and Tyler Brown scored 15 points apiece and Jackie Carmichael added 10 for the Redbirds (9-5, 0-2), who have dropped two straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.