OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Kyle Korver hit a team-record nine 3-pointers on his way to scoring 31 points as No. 14 Creighton crushed Evansville, 93-56, in Missouri Valley Conference play.
Korver also broke an Omaha-Civic Auditorium record with his outburst from beyond the arc. He shot 9-of-14 on 3-pointers to lead the Bluejays (14-1, 5-0 MVC) to a 56 percent (33-of-59) shooting performance overall.
"I'm just happy that we won the game," Korver said. "I didn't feel like I did anything else really well tonight. I didn't rebound very well... I think the last time I was that open was in an exhibition game two years ago, maybe. It's all nice, but it will probably never happen again."
Korver shot 6-of-8 from 3-point range and scored 20 points in the first half as the Bluejays built a 53-34 lead at the break.
"Kyle can shoot like no other person that I have ever seen shoot," Creighton guard Larry House said. "If you leave him open, he is going to hit it."
House added 15 points on 8-of-9 shooting for Creighton, which has won four straight games since its lone defeat at Xavier on December 31.
Creighton is off to its best start in MVC play since 1989, when the Bluejays also started with five straight wins.
Clint Cuffle scored 18 points to lead Evansville (5-8, 1-3). Tobias Brinkley, who was the MVC's player of the week, missed all five of his shots and was held to three points.
The Bluejays trailed early, but took the lead and then ran away with a 12-1 spurt in the first half. At the end of the burst, Creighton led 36-24 and Evansville never got within 10 points thereafter.
"The ball isn't going to go in like that every night," Creighton coach Dana Altman said. "We have to prepare ourselves to guard and to scratch wins out other ways than just shooting the ball."
Evansville was able to stay close early thanks to 52 percent (13-of-25) shooting in the first half. But the Purple Aces fell apart in the second half, shooting just 36 percent (8-of-22) from the field.
Ian Hanavan had 14 points and four assists for Evansville, which committed 22 turnovers. Besides Cuffle and Hanavan, the Purple Aces made just 8-of-28 shots.
Creighton has won seven of its last nine games against Evansville, including four in a row at home.
"Obviously, they are a good basketball team," Evansville coach Steve Merfeld said. "They understand and know what they are doing, and for 40 minutes, they do it."
Evansville has lost five of six games on the road this season.