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Creighton’s 3s lead to big upset

Tue., Jan. 21, 2014

Men’s basketball: Ethan Wragge tied a school record with nine 3-pointers for all of his 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 in Philadelphia.

The Bluejays (16-3, 6-1 Big East) topped the school record of 20 3s (set in 2005 against Chattanooga) and set a Big East record as well.

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 as Creighton built a 28-point lead.

• Huskers pull upset: Shavon Shields scored 18 points and Terran Petteway had 13 of his 18 in the second half to lead host Nebraska to a 68-62 upset of No. 17 Ohio State, the Buckeyes’ fourth straight loss.

• Jayhawks dump Bears: Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points, most of them coming at the free throw line, and No. 8 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat No. 24 Baylor 78-68 in Lawrence, Kan.

• Wildcats beat Bengals: Davion Berry scored 23 points and had six assists as Weber State (8-6, 6-1 Big Sky) held on for a 65-59 victory over visiting Idaho State (6-9, 3-3).

Irish outlast Vols, remain unbeaten

Women’s basketball: Kayla McBride scored 22 points to lead five players in double figures and No. 2 Notre Dame erased an early 12-point deficit to beat No. 12 Tennessee 86-70 in Knoxville, Tenn.

• Cardinal thump Devils: Chiney Ogwumike scored 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, leading No. 4 Stanford past No. 14 Arizona State 80-56 Tempe, Ariz. It was the Cardinal’s 15th straight Pac-12 victory over the Sun Devils.

Rockets snap Blazers’ five-game run

NBA: Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-113 win over Portland in Houston that snapped the Trail Blazers’ five-game winning streak.

• Hawks survive the Heat: Paul Millsap scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame LeBron James’ 30 points to beat the visiting Miami Heat 121-114.

• Gibson drops Lakers: Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Joakim Noah had 17 points, 21 rebounds and six assists for Chicago.

• Bryant making progress: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is now riding a bike as he attempts to recover from a broken bone in his left knee. It is still unknown when he might return to game action.

Balanced effort boosts Blues

NHL: Magnus Paarjarvi, Barret Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-1 victory over the host Detroit Red Wings.

• Bruins hold off Kings: Brad Marchand continued his recent hot scoring stretch with a pair of goals, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

• Panthers shock Penguins: Drew Shore scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career and the Florida Panthers ended Pittsburgh’s club-record 13-game home winning streak with a 5-1 win.

• Leafs upend Coyotes: Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs had another big scoring night to beat the host Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 for their first five-game winning streak in seven years.

• Coaches disciplined: The NHL suspended Vancouver coach John Tortorella without pay for 15 days for his conduct after a brawl between the Canucks and the Calgary Flames. Tortorella went to Calgary’s locker room at intermission following the first period Saturday night, which began with several fights and four game misconducts per team. Vancouver won the game 3-2 in a shootout. Flames coach Bob Hartley was fined $25,000 for his role in the fights.

Lewis makes claim against Christie

Miscellany: Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a plan to appoint him the state’s first physical fitness ambassador when he launched a political campaign against a Christie friend, Republican state Sen. Dawn Addiego, in 2011.

• Jeter continues rehab: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has resumed on-field work for the first time since his 2013 season was cut short. The Yankees captain hit off a tee in a batting cage and fielded 108 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at the Yankees minor league complex. Jeter, who turns 40 in June, was limited to 17 games last year after breaking an ankle during the 2012 playoffs and sustaining several injuries in 2013.

• Sandusky son does film: Matt Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, is participating in a documentary about his father’s sexual-abuse case. The younger Sandusky took part in “Happy Valley” to advocate for child sexual-abuse survivors. The 100-minute film is being screened this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It explores whether it was an open secret that Sandusky was molesting boys.


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