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Creighton’s Doug McDermott scores his 3,000th point (VIDEO)


It was perfect, really.

When Doug McDermott scored his 3,000th collegiate point, it came on a 26-foot three-pointer.

On Senior Night.

In front of a record-setting CenturyLink crowd, which is a feat considering that the Bluejay faithful routinely finish among the top ten in attendance.

“I can’t think of a more fitting way for him to end his career here than the way he played tonight,” Doug’s dad, head coach Greg McDermott, said on the CBS Sports Network broadcast.
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On the possession after scoring his 3,000th point, coach McDermott called a timeout to give his son a hug and allow the sold out CenturyLink crowd to give his all-american a thundering ovation.

Here is the list of every 3,000 point scorer in college basketball history:

  • Pete Maravich (LSU) 3,667
  • Freeman Williams (Portland State) 3,249
  • Lionel Simmons (La Salle) 3,217
  • Alphonso Ford (Mississippi Valley State) 3,165
  • Harry Kelly (Texas Southern) 3,066
  • Keydren Clark (Saint Peter’s) 3,058
  • Doug McDermott (Creighton) 3,011
  • Hersey Hawkins (Bradley) 3,008

Oh, and McDermott wasn’t done. He finished with 45 points, a new career-high, while moving past Oscar Robertson and Hersey Hawkins on the career scoring list as No. 13 Creighton beat Providence, 88-73.

“It’s about as good as it gets, man,” McDermott said on the CBS Sports Net broadcast after the game. “I couldn’t dream of anything like this. Such a surreal moment.”

Here’s an angle from crowd, via Jacob Padilla: