OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Larry House allowed Creighton to go out in style in the final game at Omaha Civic Auditorium.
House scored a career-high 28 points as No. 18 Creighton capped a perfect season at home with an 86-60 Missouri Valley Conference rout of Wichita State.
Creighton (26-4, 15-3 MVC) finished 17-0 at home in its last season at the Civic Auditorium. The Bluejays move into the spacious Omaha Convention Center & Arena next season.
"The guys were excited about playing in the building," Creighton coach Dana Altman said. "We flew around defensively. We just got a little juice back there tonight."
The Bluejays had control early, taking a 12-6 lead on a 3-pointer by Michael Lindeman with 11:33 remaining in the first half. House scored seven points in an 11-4 burst that opened a 23-12 advantage with 6:06 to go.
Five points by Brody Deren sparked a 14-3 run to open the second half as the Bluejays built a 48-27 bulge with 14:17 remaining. DeAnthony Bowden drilled a 3-pointer before freshman Nate Funk's short jumper capped the burst.
House made 11-of-16 shots and was able to outshine star forward Kyle Korver, who was limited to 13 points on 3-of-10 shooting. House, Korver and Bowden - Creighton's three seniors - were honored after the game in a ceremony.
"Oh man, you know Kyle's been with us the longest," Altman said. "Obviously, that relationship goes back a long time. He's been a part of more wins at Creighton than any player. Larry and DeAnthony came in a year ago and you know it's an adjustment to play for our school and to go to school at Creighton and an adjustment to play for us. Both of those guys made that adjustment and have just been great team members."
House had his parents in town from Milwaukee to see the regular-season finale, which drew Creighton's sixth straight sellout crowd.
"It was nice," House said. "Something nice that I've got under my belt. Something that I appreciate a lot. I think it was just going right for me tonight. Everything was going right."
Creighton finished second in the MVC behind Southern Illinois, which clinched the regular-season title with a victory at Illinois State earlier Monday.
Wichita State (17-10, 12-6) saw a three-game road MVC winning streak end. The Shockers are third in the conference and could face the second-seeded Bluejays in the semifinals of the MVC tournament on Sunday in St. Louis.
"We still have work to do," Korver said. "We didn't win the conference championship outright like we wanted to. So if we go down to St. Louis and win that would kind of redeem ourselves a little bit. I guess. We still have got work to do."
Paul Miller had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Wichita State, which committed 13 of its 25 turnovers in the first half.
Aaron Hogg, who scored 27 points in the Shockers' 80-74 home victory over Creighton on February 15, did not score until draining a 3-pointer with less than 14 minutes left. That cut the deficit to 48-30.
The Bluejays took their biggest lead on a pair of free throws by Joe Dabbert that provided a 76-45 bulge with 5:39 left. Creighton shot a sizzling 59 percent (17-of-29) in the second half.
The 15 MVC wins is a school record for Creighton, which notched 14 conference victories each of the last two seasons.
Wichita State shot 32 percent (18-of-56) and made 3-of-17 shots from beyond the arc. Randy Burns and reserve Jerome Holman each netted 10 points for the Shockers.
Mike Grimes had 10 points off the bench as Creighton's reserves finished with 34 points. Funk scored nine on 4-of-7 shooting.