Creighton hits 21 3s in 96-68 win over No. 4 Nova

DAN GELSTON (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
Creighton hits 21 3s in 96-68 win over No. 4 Nova
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Villanova's Darrun Hilliard (4) tries to get around Creighton's Jahenns Manigat in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

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

The Bluejays (16-3, 6-1 Big East) topped the school record of 20 3s set in 2005 against Chattanooga. Kyle Korver hit nine 3s against Evansville on Jan. 15, 2003. The Bluejays set a Big East record for most 3s in a game.

They hit their first nine 3s and never looked back against Villanova (16-2, 5-1) which had romped its way toward its highest ranking in four years. They made 21 of 35 3-pointers.

Wragge hit eight 3s in the first half and Creighton built a 28-point lead.