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Creighton's Doug McDermott earns Athlon Player of the Week honors

South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell named week's top freshman
Creighton's Doug McDermott earns Athlon Player of the Week honors

Doug McDermott bobblehead day left Jay Wright’s head spinning again.

If there’s one thing we know about the Big East this season, it’s that Creighton has Villanova’s number. The first time around, the Bluejays launched 21 3-pointers against Villanova. The Wildcats shut down some of Creighton’s outside shooting, but they couldn’t contain McDermott, the Athlon Sports National Player of the Week.

10 Things You Need to Know from the College Basketball Weekend

Florida, Creighton creep closer to conference championships
10 Things You Need to Know from the College Basketball Weekend Feb. 17

With all the talk of the NCAA Tournament, the bubble watch and which freshmen will be selected first in the NBA Draft, it’s too easy to forget that conference championships are important.

This weekend seemed to be a good time to reinforce that coaches and teams do put an emphasis on winning the league.

Florida moved a step closer to running the table in the SEC. Thanks to a signature win Sunday, the Big East may be won by a team in Omaha. And the Big Ten, by virtue of two home losses by conference leaders, is wide open again.

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