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College basketball: Creighton beats highest-ranked foe ever in No. 3 Villanova

College basketball: Creighton beats highest-ranked foe ever in No. 3 Villanova

Marcus Foster scored 28 points, Davion Mintz gave Creighton the lead for good early in overtime, and the Bluejays defeated the highest-ranked opponent in program history with an 89-83 upset of No. 3 Villanova on Saturday.

Creighton (20-9, 9-7 Big East), playing without injured starting forward Ronnie Harrell Jr., ended a three-game conference losing streak and won for the first time in nine games against Villanova since 2014. The Bluejays also avenged a 20-point road loss to Villanova on Feb. 1.

Villanova (25-4, 12-4) squandered an eight-point lead with 4 minutes left and missed seven of its last nine shots before a meaningless layup at the end of overtime.

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