Doug McDermott becomes eighth player to score 3,000 points

On Senior Night at Creighton University, the Blue Jays senior guard was not going to be denied.  He drained a three-pointer from NBA range with 11:27 remaining in the second half.

He finished the game with 45 points, a career high.  In front of the largest crowd ever to see a game at Century-Link Center in Omaha (an 88-73 pasting of Providence), McDermott also passed two legendary players from days gone by in Hersey Hawkins and Oscar Robertson into sixth place all-time in NCAA scoring history.

Here is the list:

College basketball’s 3,000-point club

Pete Maravich (LSU, 1967-1970) 3,667

Freeman Williams (Portland State, 1974-1978) 3,249

Lionel Simmons (LaSalle, 1986-1990) 3,217

Alphonso Ford (Mississippi Valley State, 1989-1993) 3,165

Harry Kelly (Texas Southern, 1979-1983) 3,066

Keydren Clark (St. Peter’s, 2002-2007) 3,058

Doug McDermott (Creighton, 2010-2014) 3,011

Hersey Hawkins (Bradley, 1984-1988) 3,088

Of course, McDermott can add more points the longer his team remains in both the Big East and NCAA Tournaments.  What a run it has been.

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