Jan. 21, 2014
In only their seventh BIG EAST game, the Creighton Bluejays shot their way into the BIG EAST record books in Monday's 96-68 win over Villanova at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Creighton made a conference-record 21 3-point baskets in 35 attempts. Forward Ethan Wragge was 9-of-14 from beyond the arc, finishing with 27 points. He did not have a 2-point attempt in the game. Doug McDermott added 23 points whlle shooting 5-of-8 from 3-point range. The Bluejays shot better from 3-point range (60.0 percent) than they did from 2-point range (52.2 percent).
The Wildcats were led James Bell, who had 16 points.
Marquette and Georgetown battled for a much-needed victory Monday at the Verizon Center. The battle lasted into overtime before the Golden Eagles prevailed 80-72. Marquette scored the first seven points in the extra period and made all eight free throw attempts in securing its first road win of the season. Davante Gardner scored a team-high 20 points for MU.
Georgetown's Markel Starks pumped in a career-high 28 points.
Xavier built a sizable first-half lead at DePaul and then held off a Blue Demon comeback attempt to win 74-64. Semaj Christon poured in 27 points and Justin Martin added 18 points for the Musketeers.
Cleveland Melvin continued his recent strong production for the Blue Demons with 25 points.
Tuesday's schedule includes just one game. Butler will play at Providence. Amazingly, four of the Bulldogs' six BIG EAST games have gone into overtime. The Friars have played two double-overtime conference games already.