Creighton knocks off No. 3 Villanova…Bridges cleared by NCAA…Arizona coach misses game

UNDATED (AP) — Third-ranked Villanova had won eight straight against Creighton before Marcus Foster scored 28 points and Davion Mintz hit a go-ahead basket that put the Bluejays ahead to stay in an 89-83 overtime upset of the Wildcats. Mintz scored on his own putback to give the Bluejays a 78-76 lead. Khyri Thomas made five straight 3-pointers in the first 11 minutes and finished with 24 points to help Creighton beat a top-3 team for the first time in program history.

UNDATED (AP) — Michigan State forward Miles Bridges has been cleared to play by the NCAA following a review by the school’s compliance office. The clearance comes a day after Yahoo! Sports said documents showed Bridges may have improperly accepted benefits from an agency implicated in a federal investigation involving college basketball corruption. The school said it began its inquiry after learning of the allegations and passed along its findings to the NCAA.

UNDATED (AP) — Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller did not lead the team against Oregon on Saturday, one day after ESPN reported through anonymous sources that he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton. Miller issued a statement saying he believed it was in the best interest of the team to sit out and is confident he will be vindicated. Earlier Saturday, Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, announced on Twitter he is opening up his recruitment, citing the problems at Arizona.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves say All-Star Jimmy Butler has had an MRI that revealed a meniscal injury to his right knee. Though the Wolves didn’t provide a timeline for Butler’s return, they indicated the injury won’t keep him sidelined the rest of the season. Butler had to be carried off the court by two teammates after getting injured in the third quarter of Friday’s loss at Houston.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Luke List will bring a one-shot lead into the final round of the PGA’s Honda Classic. List entered the third round with a share of the lead before shooting a 4-under 66 for a 7-under total, one ahead of Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson. Tiger Woods is even par following a 1-under 69.

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