Creighton rains 3s on 'Nova

PHILADELPHIA — Ethan Wragge let the 3s fly and helped the records fall.

Wragge tied a school record with nine 3-pointers for all of his 27 points, Doug McDermott hit five 3s and scored 23 and Creighton set a team mark with 21 3-pointers in a 96-68 victory over No. 4 Villanova on Monday night.

Wragge surprised only Villanova, not his teammates.

"I've seen him shoot better in practice," McDermott said. "I've seen him hit 11 or 12 3s in an open gym, that's normal. So not a lot of us are shocked. The outside world, everyone's kind of shocked. But that's just another day at the office for Ethan."

The Bluejays (16-3, 6-1 Big East), who beat a top-five team for the first time since 1970, topped the school record of 20 3s set in 2005 against Chattanooga and set a Big East mark.

NO. 8 KANSAS 78, NO. 24 BAYLOR 68: Andrew Wiggins scored 17, 10 at the line, and the host Jayhawks (14-4, 5-0 Big 12) pulled away in the second half to hand the Bears (13-5, 1-4) their third straight loss.

NEBRASKA 68, NO. 17 OHIO ST. 62: Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway scored 18 each for the host Cornhuskers, who handed the Buckeyes (15-4, 2-4 Big Ten) their fourth straight loss then had fans storm the court.

UVA 76, UNC 61: Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris scored 16 each as the host Cavaliers (14-5, 5-1 ACC) beat the slumping Tar Heels (11-7, 1-4).

SAVANNAH ST. 79, FAMU 68: Deven Williams scored 20 as the host Tigers held off the Rattlers (7-12, 2-3 MEAC).

S.C. STATE 69, B-CU 67, OT: Matthew Hezekiah hit two go-ahead free throws with 12.7 seconds left in overtime as the host Bulldogs handed the Wildcats (2-19, 0-6 MEAC) their 17th straight loss.

NO. 3 MICHIGAN ST.: Coach Tom Izzo said senior center Adreian Payne is "doubtful" to face Indiana tonight because of a sprained right foot.

AP POLL: Arizona and Syracuse remained 1-2 for a seventh straight week. No. 21 Michigan and No. 22 Kansas State replaced Creighton, Colorado and UCLA; the latter two had been tied for 25th.

Women

NO. 2 N. DAME 86, NO. 11 TENN. 70: Kayla McBride scored 22 to lead five players in double figures for the visiting Irish (17-0), who beat the Vols (14-4) for the fourth straight year.

NO. 4 STANFORD 80, NO. 14 ARIZ. ST. 56: Chiney Ogwumike had 30 points and 16 rebounds for the visiting Cardinal (17-1, 6-0 Pac-12), which beat the Sun Devils (14-3, 4-2) for the 15th straight time.

NO. 19 CAL 79, ARIZONA 64: Brittany Boyd had 24 points, seven assists and four steals for the visiting Golden Bears (13-4, 5-1 Pac-12).

AP POLL: Connecticut remained No. 1. FSU fell seven spots to No. 24. No. 18 West Virginia and No. 25 Gonzaga replaced Rutgers and Colorado.

Creighton rains 3s on 'Nova 01/20/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:03am]

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