TERRE HAUTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- Creighton cooled off late in the first half. By then, it was too late for Indiana State.
Kyle Korver scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half, when the 15th-ranked Bluejays shot 67 percent from the field on their way to a 74-46 Missouri Valley Conference rout of Indiana State.
Creighton (18-2, 8-1 MVC) made 16-of-24 shots from the field in building a commanding 38-20 halftime lead. The Bluejays also kept the Sycamores under 24 percent (5-of-21).
DeAnthony Bowden added 12 points, helping Creighton to its seventh win in the last eight meetings with Indiana State. The victory was the 164th at Creighton for coach Dana Altman, breaking Arthur Schabinger's record.
Lamar Grimes and Marcus Howard each scored nine points for the Sycamores (5-14, 1-7 MVC), who have lost seven straight since defeating Evansville in their conference opener.
A basket by Brian Giesen got Indiana State within 12-8 with 14:22 to go in the first half, but the Sycamores went more than eight minutes before making another shot from the field as the Bluejays took control.
Korver scored four straight points to spark an 18-2 burst. Bowden capped it with his only 3-pointer of the night, giving Creighton a 30-10 lead with just under seven minutes to go before halftime.
Jerod Adler ended Indiana State's drought from the field seven seconds later and a 10-2 run got the Sycamores within 32-20. Held without a basket for more than 3 1/2 minutes, the Bluejays closed the half with a 6-0 spurt and stretched their lead to 49-24 on a layup by Kellen Miliner with just under 16 minutes to play.
Indiana State got no closer than 23 points thereafter.
Korver was 5-of-6 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds, helping Creighton to a 41-26 advantage on the boards. The Bluejays had assists on 24 of their 30 baskets.