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Men’s basketball: Doug McDermott leads No. 11 Creighton over Seton Hall 72-71

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Creighton's Doug McDermott, right, drives around Seton Hall's Eugene Teague, left, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Creighton won 72-71. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Associated Press

First published Feb 23 2014 07:58PM
Updated Feb 25, 2014 04:50PM

Omaha, Neb. • Doug McDermott had 29 points to become one of the top-10 scorers in college basketball history, and No. 11 Creighton survived shaky free throw shooting at the end to post a hard-earned 72-71 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday.

Grant Gibbs added a season-high 16 points, and the Bluejays (23-4, 13-2) took a half-game lead over Villanova in the Big East standings.

Fuquan Edwin had 21 points to lead the Pirates (14-13, 5-9), who have lost four of five.

Creighton missed five of its last six free throws, allowing Seton Hall to stay in the game to the end. McDermott, an 89 percent foul shooter, missed two before Austin Chatman fouled Edwin on the other end. Edwin made both free throws to make it a one-point game with 8.2 seconds left.

No. 20 Michigan 79, No. 13 Michigan State 70 • In Ann Arbor, Mich., Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and Michigan beat Michigan State to take over first place in the Big Ten.

Pac-12

California 77, USC 64 • In Berkeley, Calif., Justin Cobbs broke out of two-game shooting slump to score 22 points and freshman Jabari Bird added a pair of late 3-pointers as California beat Southern California.

Oregon 67, Washington State 53 • In Eugene, Ore., Mike Moser had 21 points and a season-high five 3-pointers for Oregon. Joseph Young added 18 points for the Ducks (18-8, 6-8 Pac-12), who appear to be getting back on track after a midseason slump.

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