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Creighton's Ty-Shon Alexander coming off impressive week

Posted at 10:55 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 23:55:29-05

Creighton's Ty-Shon Alexander is starting to make a name for himself. In a win over Clemson in the final of the Cayman Islands Classic, the CU sophomore became the first Bluejay to score 36 points in a game since Doug McDermott in 2014. 

"It felt good," said Alexander. "Just mostly coming out there to beautiful weather and also just coming out to get a championship win was huge."

"It was incredible," said head coach Greg McDermott. "He's very confident to start with but that confidence has come from a lot of hard work. He really spent a lot of time in the gym last spring, this summer. He's earned the position he's in through a lot of hard work and obviously, he's going to be a little bit more of a marked man now."

Alexander has become the first Creighton sophomore to score in double figures in the first six games of a season since McDermott did it back in 2012. 

The Jays (5-1) host Montana (4-1) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. before welcoming top-ranked Gonzaga to the CHI Health Center starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.