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Villanova finishes off 2016 in fantastic fashion with win over #10 Creighton

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Late Finish Leads #1 Villanova Over #10 Men's Basketball
OMAHA, Neb. -- Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 27 points to lead defending national champion and top-ranked Villanova over 10th-ranked Creighton, 80-70, in a battle of two of the nation's four remaining unbeaten teams on Saturday.

Brunson leads Villanova over Creighton
OMAHA, Neb. - Villanova's experience and ability to stay calm in a raucous setting against a fellow Top 10 team, enabled the Wildcats to extend their two-year win streak to 20. - Marc Narducci, Philadelphia Inquirer

Jalen Brunson scores career-high 27 points to lead No. 1 Villanova over No. 10 Creighton | CSN Philly
Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 27 points to lift No. 1 Villanova over No. 10 Creighton, 80-70, to remain undefeated.

Villanova caps remarkable calendar year with impressive road win | Yahoo
The greatest calendar year in Villanova basketball history ended Saturday afternoon in fittingly impressive fashion. The top-ranked Wildcats gutted out an 80-70 road win at 10th-ranked Creighton in the Big East’s first matchup of undefeated teams since 1989.

Villanova wins at Creighton to complete historically great calendar year: Takeaways - CBSSports.com
The top-ranked Wildcats went 38-3 in 2016

Four takeaways from No. 1 Villanova beating No. 10 Creighton | CollegeBasketballTalk
No. 1 Villanova outlasted No. 10 Creighton as the defending national champions picked up a huge Big East road win.

Defending champ Villanova is undefeated, No. 1 and still flying under the radar | CollegeBasketballTalk
The Wildcats are the reigning national champions and the No. 1 team in the country, but they still fly under the radar.

Cold-blooded Villanova shows Creighton it won't be rattled | ESPN
The visiting Wildcats displayed the poise that makes them No. 1, overcoming a first-half deficit and loud crowd to hand the Bluejays their first loss.