Stats, Video, Kyle Korver, Gus Johnson, and Bill Raftery: Here's everything that happened to No. 4 Villanova last night vs. Creighton

Stats, Video, Kyle Korver, Gus Johnson, and Bill Raftery: Here's everything that happened to No. 4 Villanova last night vs. Creighton
January 21, 2014, 7:00 am
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They hit one three.

Two threes.

Three threes. This is turning into a Stone Cold promo.

In total, they hit 21.

The Creighton Bluejays routed your No. 4 Villanova Wildcats, 96-68, at Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. Villanova has had a spectacular season to date, but Monday night did not go its way. And it went bad enough that there are plenty of bullet points below.

I won't say enjoy. Just ... go over?

  • Creighton's first 10 field goals were all from three. Its first 30 points were all from three. The Bluejays opened 9 for 9 from behind the arc, as 6-foot-9 senior Ethan Wragge went 7 for 7 by himself in the first six minutes.
  • By game's end, the Bluejays had broken not only their program record but also the Big East record for threes in a game, with 21.
  • Wragge tied Kyle Korver's Creighton record for threes in a game, with 9.
  • He set a new record for threes vs. 'Nova, besting Delray Brooks of Providence (Jan. 10, 1987) and Jason Maile of Pittsburgh (Feb. 12, 1997), both of whom had eight.
  • The previous team record for threes in a Big East game belonged to West Virginia, which dropped 20 on Marquette in 2006, and Notre Dame, which did the same against -- go figure -- Villanova in 2011.
  • Creighton's 96 points were the most ever allowed by Villanova in 69 total games at Wells Fargo Center.
  • Villanova's 28-point loss its largest at Wells Fargo.
  • It was also, this last per the AP, the program's largest under Jay Wright.

Tough night for the 'Cats, but one of the best shooting displays college basketball has ever seen.

Creighton's Doug McDermott put it this way after the game:

"It's crazy. It hasn't hit me yet, to be honest. That's still a great team. What we did to them, we just … we played the best basketball we've ever played.

"They're going to be fine. They're going to win a lot of games. And for us, we can't dwell on this too much.

He's right, and he's not right.

Villanova is going to be fine. Are the Wildcats the fourth-best team in the country? No. But they're still plenty good.

As for that  shooting performance, that is worth dwelling on.

Happy as I was to see it in person, I was a little upset I didn't get to hear Gus Johnson and Bill Reftery go nuts on the broadcast. Thankfully, we already have this video:

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