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Baylor shuts down Creighton

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  • Baylor's Isaiah Austin, right, reaches over Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) and Zach Hanson (40) for a rebound during the first half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio.

      Baylor's Isaiah Austin, right, reaches over Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) and Zach Hanson (40) for a rebound during the first half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio.
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SAN ANTONIO -- Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton's Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of the one of the most prolific scorers in college history with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional.

Baylor's size and speed overwhelmed the third-seeded Bluejays (27-8) and their national scoring leader, earning a third trip to the Sweet 16 since 2010.

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McDermott, who averaged 27 points this season, finished with 15 but had just three in the first half as Baylor built a 20-point lead. McDermott ranks fifth on the NCAA career scoring list.

No. 6 seed Baylor (26-11) had five players score in double figures and shot 64 percent in one of the dominant performances of the NCAA tournament.

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