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McDermott breaks 3,000 points, scores career-high 45 on Senior Night

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

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Doug McDermott made history by reaching 3,000 career points Saturday. (USATSI)

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Doug McDermott, the already legendary Creighton forward and surefire three-time First Team All-American, made history at his Senior Night in Omaha Saturday.

McDermott became the eighth person in men's Division I basketball history to reach the 3,000-point mark. He needed 34 points to get there, and he crossed that point by draining a 3-pointer from NBA range with 11:27 to go to make it a 68-45 Creighton lead. That put him at 3,001 points for his Bluejays career.

Creighton went on to win 88-73 over Providence and improve to 24-6.

McDermott made history in what was announced as a record-setting crowd at the CenturyLink Center. He walked off the floor with his fellow seniors to a standing ovation with 1:13 to go -- after scoring a career-high 45 points. An incredible, unforgettable night. McDermott was able to pass Hersey Hawkins in addition to Oscar Robertson on the all-time scoring list on the same night.

Here's his company, in the 3K club. McDermott will have a chance to crack top four on this list if Creighton is able to win a few games in the Big East tournament, and then some more come NCAA Tournament time.

College basketball's 3,000-point club

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

If you missed it, in February we extensively profiled McDermott's journey to 3,000 points.

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