Basketball: Oregon loses Game 1 of CBI final

Creighton got the jump on Oregon in the best-of-3 finals series of the College Basketball Invitational, posting an 84-76 victory Monday nigiht at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.

Senior Joevan Catron scored 15 points for the Ducks (19-18) and Garrett Sim and Jay-R Strowbridge added 14 apiece. Freshman Doug McDermott scored 21 points for the Bluejays (23-14), who shot 55 percent from the field.

The teams meet again on Wednesday at the Matthew Knighit Arena in Eugene, Ore. A third game, if necessary, would be played Friday at Oregon.

Jeff Faraudo