Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton’s Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of the one of the most prolific scorers in college history with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional.
According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
It’s been one tremendous season for Creighton. From the rumors that Creighton will be one of the new teams invited to the Big East to the terrific season for the Bluejays, culminating in a No. 7-seed in the NCAA tournament.
There has been a growing concern over the past couple of seasons that college basketball has become a one-month sport. March Madness is awesome, but is January basketball worth getting excited about? If you watched college hoops on Saturday you have your answer—across the country there were great matchups and last-second victories.
Saturday’s action was memorable, as a familiar Goliath slayer handed the No. 1 team its first loss, and a top-10 battle went down to the wire. There were other impressive performances and more conference realignment news. Here’s what happened this weekend in college basketball.
With so much previous success, this is a down year for the Blue Devils.
North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist during the second half of Sunday’s win against Creighton in the NCAA tournament.