OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Creighton showed it could survive another sub-par outing from Kyle Korver.
Michael Lindeman scored a career-high 21 points as the 13th-ranked Bluejays ran their winning streak to five games with an 88-65 Missouri Valley Conference victory over Bradley.
"I'm not really used to that," said Lindeman, who did not score in last Saturday's win over Drake. "Everybody was just making plays for everybody else. I thought we had a real unselfish effort tonight and that just contributed to it."
Korver, the team's leading scorer, was held to 14 points and shot just 3-of-11 from beyond the arc as James Gillingham's tight man-to-man defense kept him quiet.
But Korver contributed in other ways. He had four of Creighton's 20 assists, three of its 11 steals and two of its seven blocks.
"I just try to stay into his body the best I could," Gillingham said. "Korver is a great player and he is going to get his points. And I just try to limit that. He hits some threes early and that kept him confident. He did a good job of getting his teammates involved when he didn't have shots."
A week ago in Creighton's 88-68 win at Drake, Korver was held to six points and shot just 1-of-4 from the field due to constant double teams.
Four days after a sluggish effort in an 84-75 win over Northern Iowa, the Bluejays became the first team in the nation to reach 21 victories.
Korver called Tuesday's victory embarrassing, but there was little to complain about Saturday as the Bluejays shot 62 percent (16-of-26) in the second half and 52 percent overall (30-of-58).
"I thought we played pretty hard tonight," Creighton coach Dana Altman said. "I thought we had a little bit more energy than we've had in the past few games. The crowd was outstanding. We made some better decisions on the defensive end."
Lindeman, who came in averaging 7.6 points per game, established a career high for the second straight game and also drained a career-high five 3-pointers.
Lindeman had 11 points as Creighton (21-2, 11-1 MVC) took a 39-30 lead into the locker room. He made four 3-pointers in the first half and his final one gave the Bluejays a 50-38 advantage with 15 1/2 minutes remaining.
The Bluejays used a 17-2 spurt to turn the contest into a rout. Holding a 53-45 lead with 12:59 to play. Mike Grimes' tip-in and Nathan Funk's 3-pointer triggered the burst, increasing the lead to 58-45 with just over 12 minutes left.
Larry House added a jumper and a 3-pointer before Funk's jumper capped the spurt with 9 1/2 minutes to play for a 70-47 bulge.
During the spurt, Bradley made just 1-of-6 shots and committed two turnovers, while the Bluejays made five straight shots.
Bradley (8-14, 4-7), which dropped its fifth straight game in Omaha, got 16 points from leading scorer Phillip Gilbert.
Gilbert shot just 6-of-18 and committed seven of the Braves 22 turnovers. Bradley shot just 38 percent (25-of-66), including a woeful 24 percent (5-of-21) from beyond the arc.
"I think Creighton is a very good basketball team and they played well," Braves coach Jim Les said. "I didn't come in expecting that outcome. But I knew we would have to play our best game in order to compete."
The Bluejays never trailed after Kellen Miliner's 3-pointer made it 15-14 with 11 1/2 minutes remaining. They closed out the first half on a 9-2 run as Lindeman scored five points.
Creighton also shot 52 percent (13-of-25) from beyond the arc and remained tied for first place with Southern Illinois. Creighton won the first meeting from Southern Illinois on January 18 and visits Carbondale on March 1.