OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Like many teams are finding out, Southeast Missouri State learned Creighton is as deep as its pressing defense is dangerous.
In front of the largest home crowd of the season, 18th-ranked Creighton continued the school's best start since World War II, using its stifling press to bury overmatched Southeast Missouri State, 93-70.
Kyle Korver scored 22 points and Mike Grimes added a career-high 17 off the bench for the Bluejays, who matched the fourth-best start in team history. They are 10-0 for the first time since opening a school-record 16-0 in 1942-43.
Appropriately named, the Bluejays flew around Omaha Civic Auditorium, giving the crowd of 9,189 and the visiting Indians (5-6) a lesson in pressure defense. Although they got off to a slow start, the Jays scored 30 points off 17 turnovers.
"They are a good basketball team and they have great depth," said Indians coach Gary Garner, whose reserves were outscored, 42-4. "I think that was a big part of today's game, the ability to keep fresh people in the game."
With the use of some back-door layups and accurate shooting, Southeast Missouri State trailed only 26-24 midway through the first half before a 12-0 run gave Creighton control.
Grimes scored five of his points during the burst, which Nate Funk capped with a jumper, making it 38-24 with 6:44 left in the half. During the run, the Indians committed five turnovers and went 0-for-2 from the field.
"We just had more players," Creighton coach Dana Altman said. "When they were fresh and well prepared, they did a lot of good things. But our press wore them down, and they made some mistakes."
Tim Scheer scored 20 points for the Indians, who went only three deep on their bench.
After the Bluejays' 12-0 run, they led by at least 10 points the rest of the way. They took a 51-35 cushion into the locker room, then scored the first seven points of the second half for a 58-37 bulge.
Korver scored each of the seven points, making a jumper, 3-pointer and a layup. He went 7-of-9 from the field - hitting 3-of-5 attempts from behind the arc - and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line.
"I was impressed with Kyle Korver," Garner said. "We really worked hard at not giving him any shots, and he only takes nine shots. But he really plays well within himself."
Creighton led by at least 19 points over the last 18:32.
Larry House scored 13 points for the Bluejays, who shot 56 percent from the field (37-of-66), hitting a third of their 18 tries from 3-point range. They forced 17 turnovers and totaled 13 steals.
Creighton did lose the rebounding battle, 34-32, and failed to defend at times. That concerns the Bluejays, especially with a game against 20th-ranked Xavier coming up on New Year's Eve.
"We need to tighten up on those things," Grimes said.
"It was a good win for us," Altman added. "Now I hope we can make some improvements in some areas, especially on the boards."