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    College roundup: Doug McDermott passes Larry Bird

    Doug McDermott matched his season high with 39 points and passed Larry Bird for 13th place on the Division 1 career scoring chart, and No. 18 Creighton defeated sixth-ranked Villanova, 101-80, on Sunday in Omaha.

    ‘‘It’s pretty crazy. That’s one of my idols,’’ said McDermott, who has 2,863 career points. ‘‘Imagine if [Bird] had the 3-point line and he stayed four years. He would be way ahead of me. It’s really cool just to be in that category with some of those guys.’’

    Creighton’s second win over Villanova in a month moved the Bluejays (21-4, 11-2) into first place in the Big East, a half-game ahead of the Wildcats (22-3, 10-2).


    The Bluejays, who shot a season-best 64.2 percent, beat the same ranked opponent twice in the same season for the first time in program history. They also won their 16th straight at home, matching their longest streak since moving into the CenturyLink Center in 2003.

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    McDermott passed Bird on the NCAA’s scoring list with his fourth 3-pointer, which gave Creighton a 17-point lead with 13:23 left.

    Wichita State 84, Evansville 68 — Ron Baker scored 26 points as the fourth-ranked Shockers (27-0, 14-0 Missouri Valley Conference) remained unbeaten by dispatching the host Aces (11-16, 4-10).

    Nebraska 60, Michigan State 51 — Terran Petteway scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half, lifting the visiting Cornhuskers (14-10, 6-6 Big Ten) over the No. 9 Spartans (21-5, 10-3).

    Louisville 102, Rutgers 54 — Luke Hancock scored 25 points and the No. 13 Cardinals (21-4, 10-2 American Athletic) throttled the visiting Scarlet Knights (10-16, 4-9 ).


    Wisconsin 75, Michigan 62 — Frank Kaminsky had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 21 Badgers (21-5, 8-5 Big Ten) committed only two turnovers in defeating the 15th-ranked Wolverines (18-7, 10-3).

    Temple 71, SMU 64 — Dalton Pepper netted 24 points, propelling the Owls (7-17, 2-10 American Athletic) past the No. 23 Mustangs (20-6, 9-4) in Philadelphia.

    Quinnipiac 74, St. Peter’s 64 — Boston natives Ousmane Drame (23 points, 12 rebounds) and Ike Azotam (16 points, 11 rebounds) powered the host Bobcats past the Peacocks (9-16, 5-11 Metro Atlantic) for their fifth straight win.

    Quinnipiac (17-8, 12-4) shot 50 percent from the field (29 of 58) and outrebounded St. Peter’s, 42-28.

    Wagner 73, Bryant 61 — Alex Francis had 26 points and 10 boards but the Bulldogs (16-10, 8-3) fell to the Seahawks (13-11, 7-4) in New York.


    With his 26 points, Francis became the sixth player in Northeast Conference history and fourth in school history to surpass 2,000 points.

    Women’s basketball

    UConn 63, South Florida 38 — Bria Hartley scored 18 points and Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson each had 15 to help the top-ranked Huskies (26-0, 13-0 American Athletic) defeat the Bulls (13-11, 8-5) in Tampa, Fla., for their 32d straight victory.

    Nebraska 76, Indiana 61 — Coach Connie Yori was hospitalized after collapsing during the second half of the No. 21 Cornhuskers’ home win.

    Associate athletic director Marc Boehm said Yori had been bothered by dizzy spells before she collapsed in front of the Nebraska bench with about 12 minutes left in the game. She walked off the court under her own power and received treatment in the training room.

    Syracuse 71, BC 47 — Emilee Daley had 13 points off the bench but the Eagles were routed by the Orange (18-8, 7-6 ACC) at Conte Forum.

    BC (12-15, 3-10) had 18 turnovers and has now lost 10 of its last 12 games

    UNH 76, Hartford 71 — Kelsey Hogan (17 points) led five players in double figures as the host Wildcats (16-9, 10-2 America East) topped the Hawks (9-16, 6-6) in overtime.

    UMBC 77, Vermont 62 — Kayla Burchill had a career-high 27 points but the Catamounts (6-19, 3-9 America East) fell to the host Retrievers (3-22, 2-11).

    Albany 58, Maine 56 — Cherrish Wallace had a game-high 16 points but the host Black Bears (14-12, 8-5 America East) fell to the Great Danes (23-3, 13-0).

    Quinnipiac 83, Monmouth 50 — Brittany McQuain had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and the Bobcats (16-10, 11-5 Metro Atlantic) opened the game on a 17-3 run and never looked back in a win over the visiting Hawks (6-21, 5-11).

    Women’s hockey

    BC 4, Maine 1 — After two scoreless periods, the seventh-ranked Eagles scored four times in the third to beat the host Black Bears (5-19-5, 3-13-3) and earn the program’s first Hockey East regular-season title.

    Haley Skarupa had a hat trick for BC (23-5-3, 16-2-1).

    Northeastern 5, UConn 0 — Claire Santostefano scored twice and host Northeastern (16-13-2, 11-6-2) won its eighth straight Hockey East game and 10th straight against Connecticut (9-21-2, 6-12-1).

    BU 3, Providence 2 — Kerrin Sperry had 37 saves, Sarah Lefort scored her NCAA-best 29th goal, and the Terriers (21-10-1, 14-5-0) beat the host Friars (11-21-0, 6-13-0) to clinch the second seed in the Hockey East tournament.