OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Kyle Korver scored 20 points and Joe Dabbert had nine of his career-high 17 in a decisive early stretch as No. 24 Creighton remained unbeaten with a 101-72 victory over Tennessee Tech.
The Bluejays are off to their best start since winning the first nine games of the 1999-2000 season. They have matched the ninth best start in school history in easy fashion, posting six of their eight victories by double figures.
"We've got a long way to go," Creighton coach Dana Altman said. "Competition from within is the best way for a team to get better."
Creighton shot a blistering 56 percent (36-of-64) from the floor, including 9-of-19 3-pointers. Korver, who had a career-high seven assists, set the standard by making 7-of-10 shots overall and 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.
"We were more focused as a team," he said. "Our emotional level was so high. Even when I don't play, I try to keep the level high for the whole team. It's easy to get up when you have 8,800 people yelling with you. It doesn't get a lot better than that."
Dabbert had a dunk, a layup, two free throws and a three-point play in the opening nine minutes as Creighton (7-0) jumped to a 24-5 lead and never looked back.
"We didn't want to be a one-week wonder," Dabbert said. "Now that we're in (the poll), we want to stay in and get higher and make our way up."
Brody Deren scored four of his 12 points to start the scoring and Korver buried a pair of 3-pointers during the game-opening burst for the Bluejays, who had a 50-27 cushion at halftime.
Creighton, which has not trailed in the second half this season, made 19-of-28 shots in the final 20 minutes and was never threatened.
Damien Kinloch had 19 points and 10 rebounds and reserve Keyon Boyd scored 12 points as Tennessee Tech (4-3) lost its second straight game on the heels of a four-game winning streak.