The Saint Mary's College men's basketball team drew Creighton as its opponent for the ESPN BracketBusters series, the network announced Monday.

The Gaels will host the Bluejays, who are ranked No. 16 in the latest Associated Press poll, at 3 p.m. on Feb. 23 in a game that will be televised nationally by either ESPN or ESPN2.

Creighton (20-3) features one of the nation's top players in All-American Doug McDermott.

Syracuse 63, Notre Dame 47: C.J. Fair had 18 points and 10 rebounds, freshman Jerami Grant scored a season-high 14 points, and the No. 9 Orange beat the No. 25 Irish in Syracuse, N.Y., to snap a two-game losing streak.

AP poll: Indiana reclaimed the top spot in The Associated Press poll after beating No. 13 Michigan State, archrival Purdue and No. 1 Michigan in a seven-day span.

Stanford: Forward Josh Huestis earned Pac-12 player of the week honors after averaging 15.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks during wins over Oregon and Oregon State.

Women

Penn State 69, Purdue 61: Maggie Lucas scored 17 points, and the No. 8 Lady Lions withstood a second-half rally by the No. 13 Boilermakers with defense to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Big Ten in State College, Pa.

AP poll: Baylor remained No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for a fifth straight week. The first six stayed unchanged with Notre Dame, Connecticut, Stanford, Duke and Cal following the Lady Bears.


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Stanford: Forward Chiney Ogwumike set a conference single-season record by earning her fifth Pac-12 player of the week honor. It is the eighth such honor of her career.

Ogwumike shot 56.8 percent and averaged 27.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in victories over Oregon and Oregon State to win the award for the second week in a row.

Staff writer Stephanie Hammon, The Associated Press and wire services contributed to this report.