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Louisiana-Lafayette will see how Creighton's McDermott grew up from 'nice player' to dominant
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:01 PM EDT
Four years ago, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin walked off the floor after a close loss at Creighton and reviewed the box score.
At the time, Marlin predicted McDermott would be a nice player.
What an understatement.
When No. 3-seed Creighton and No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette (23-11) meet again Friday in the second round of the West Regional, Marlin will see up close how that "nice player" has grown into a one of the country's most prolific scorers and a top contender for just about every national player of the year award as a senior.