Published Monday, October 7, 2013 AT 9:24 PM / Updated at 9:24 PM
Creighton basketball practice report, Oct. 7
Steven Pivovar Omaha World-Herald

World-Herald staff writer Steven Pivovar shares his views of Monday’s Creighton men’s basktball practice.

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SEEN: Freshman Toby Hegner was back on the practice floor after missing both of the Bluejays’ workouts last week. Hegner took an elbow to the head in Creighton’s first workout on Sept. 28 and was held out, mostly for precautionary reasons.

NOT SEEN: Creighton coach Greg McDermott was in California for a function, leaving his assistant coaches to conduct the practice. Junior guard Avery Dingman also missed the workout as he was ill.

HEARD: “Our physicality and sense of urgency are not nearly close to being good enough because you don’t want them to be.’’ — Creighton assistant coach Darian DeVries, after the team’s effort in one drills didn’t meet expectations.

HEARD: “Let’s turn it up a notch here, boys.’’ — Creighton forward Doug McDermott, in an attempt to encourage his teammates to ratchet up the intensity.

UP NEXT: Creighton will practice against Wednesday afternoon, then head over to the CenturyLink Center for the university’s unveiling of the new center-court logo. The team will then run through an hour of drills for the fans. Not all of he players will be available for the public workout because a night classes.

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Steven Pivovar is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and primarily covers Creighton athletics and the College World Series. You can follow Steven on Twitter (@PivOWH) or email him at