Creighton vs. Villanova: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2014

USA Today

Creighton 96, Villanova 68

The Creighton Bluejays (16-3, 6-1) put on an absolute clinic from beyond the arc to destroy No. 4 Villanova (16-2, 5-1) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. 

The stellar shooting performance was highlighted by Ethan Wragge, who hit his first seven triples of the game, and ended 9-for-14 from beyond the arc. 

With the nine triples, Wragge tied the school record held by star NBA sharpshooter Kyle Korver. It is worth noting that Wragge did not attempt a two-pointer all night. 

In total, Creighton made a Big East single-game record of 21 threes as they showed Villanova who the true favorite in the conference really is. 

To compliment Wragge, the superstar of the Creighton team, Doug McDermott contributed five threes of his own on his way to 23 points. 

Jahenns Manigat also added 19 points for the Bluejays, who took the lead in the conference standings with the victory. 

Villanova made a run toward the end of the first half to cut the halftime deficit to 13 points, but they had no answer for Creighton's remarkable shooting in the second half. 

Three Wildcats scored in double figures led by James Bell's 19. 

The two teams will meet again on February 16 in Omaha. 

 

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