Creighton's matchup against Villanova was our pick for the Onions! Game of the Night -- Doug McDermott going up against the No. 4 team in the country on the road, with Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery on the call? Yeah, we'll watch. But from the moment the ball was tipped, Creighton began absolutely drilling threes.
No, really, drilling them:
That sh*t Creigh.
They'd miss their next attempt, but McDermott would pour one in a few seconds later to make all 30 of Creighton's first 30 points off of three-pointers.
Leading the way was Wragge, who believes the floor inside the arc is made of lava -- 134 of his 140 attempts from the field this year have been threes. When he eventually missed on his eighth attempt, a cheer went up from the Nova faithful. But the damage had been done. 21 points! In under six minutes!
Dude's allergic to anything that isn't a three-pointer. It's a serious medical condition.
Ethan Wragge at the half: 24 points, 0 dribbles— Jordan Sperber (@hoopvision68) January 21, 2014
Creighton's 13 three-pointers tonight are a Wells Fargo Center record by a Villanova opponent. Still 26 minutes to build on it. CU up 47-21.— Creighton Bluejays (@gocreighton) January 21, 2014
Wragge has eight threes in the first half, leaving him about halfway to the NCAA record of 15.
Or maybe it's just something in the water in Philly:
@sbnation At the St. Joe's-Penn game saturday night, SJU shot 13-15 from 3 in the first half and 16-24 overall. Insane.— Luke Hoban (@lukehoban7) January 21, 2014