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Creighton comes up short in BIG EAST tournament final to Villanova

Creighton comes up short in BIG EAST tournament final to Villanova
Posted at 7:08 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 20:08:10-05

Josh Hart scored 29 points and No. 2 Villanova beat Creighton 74-60 on Saturday to win the Big East Tournament and probably lock up the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Hart, the conference player of the year, became just the third player to win the tournament MVP award twice, joining Patrick Ewing of Georgetown and Peyton Siva of Louisville.

Villanova (31-3) played Villanova basketball, just as the Wildcats did last season in winning the national championship. Good defense, sharing the ball and making 3-pointers is the formula that has led them to four consecutive Big East regular-season titles.

This was their third Big East Tournament title, the others coming in 1995 and 2015.