Passing Larry Bird on the all-time scoring chart is one thing but what Doug McDermott really cherished about Sunday was that his Creighton team moved ahead of Villanova in the Big East standings.

The 18th-ranked Bluejays combined another virtuoso performance by McDermott with big-time production from its bench to produce a 101-80 victory that left the sixth-ranked Wildcats bewildered.

They gave up 21 3-pointers Jan. 20 in losing 96-68 to Creighton on their homecourt. Sunday, the Bluejays hit some big 3s when they needed them but really excelled at a pedal-to-the metal aggressiveness in driving the ball right at the Wildcats, with layups accounting for 18 of their 34 baskets.