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Creighton knocks in conference record 21 three pointers, stuns Villanova

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On Monday night, Creighton (16-3) put on the type of shooting performance that makes you think a Final Four appearance is possible. The new Big East University knocked down a conference record 21 threes enroute to a 28 point victory over Villanova (16-2). The 96-68 victory was much worse than it appears on paper.

Behind Ethan Wragge’s nine three pointers, it only took Creighton seven games to change conference history. Ethan Wragge shot 9/14 from downtown and he didn’t take a shot from inside the arc. Wragge led the team with 27 points

Doug McDermott made 5/8 threes and finished with 23 points. The two forwards combined for 14 made threes but Creighton was not done. The rest of the team combined for seven more three pointers in the blowout win. That included four more threes by Jahenns Manigat.

By the time Creighton grew the lead to 28 points in the first half, Villanova decided to make a huge run. The Wildcats cut the lead to 13 at the half, and that 15 point run seemed like a precursor to what was about to become a classic.

With the lead at 54-41, there’s no way Creighton was going to continue to knock down shots at that same pace.

Instead of cutting the lead, Creighton went on a dominant run to start the second half. By the time, Villanova scored 50 points, Creighton had 90. The newcomer had a 40 point lead on the road, in the Big East.

Notes:

Creighton handed Villanova their first conference loss of the season.

James Bell led Villanova with 19 points.

Creighton, Villanova, and Xavier each have one conference loss.

Creighton's next game is vs. Georgetown

Villanova's next game is at Marquette.

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