No. 11 Creighton holds off pesky Seton Hall 72-71
OMAHA, Neb. (AP)
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.
Wragge missed two free throws with 4 seconds left, but Edwin's desperation 3-pointer bounced off the backboard at the buzzer.