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Hot-shooting No. 3 Villanova takes down Creighton 83-58

With its senior center out of for a second straight game with a concussion, No. 3 Villanova knew it would have to rely on outside shooting.

What the Wildcats didn't expect is just how many of those shots would go in.

Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night.

Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), who have won 11 of 12. With Daniel Ochefu not in the middle again, Villanova shot 16 for 29 (55 percent) from 3-point range with Brunson and Jenkins each going 4 for 6.

The 16 3s were the most Villanova has hit this season and the most Creighton has...