No. 13 Creighton (15-1) Squares Off with Missouri State (5-11)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #13 Creighton 32 42 74 -14.0
  Missouri State 27 25 52 +14.0
Fri, Jan 11 2013, 07:05 PM CST

JQH Arena
Springfield, MO
Attendance: 7,895
TV: KMTV, ESPN3.com

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You can bet that JQH Arena will be buzzing on Friday as No. 13 Creighton travels to meet Missouri State in a Missouri Valley battle. Tip-off will be at 8:05 EST and you can catch it on KMTV, ESPN3.com.

Missouri State is in 3rd place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 1st place Creighton. The Bluejays stand at 15-1 overall as well as 4-0 in the Missouri Valley. The Bears maintain a record of 5-11 and are 3-1 in the conference. The Bluejays are ranked No. 16 in the RPI and the Bears are at No. 264. Creighton has won nine games straight.

There are three key statistical areas where Creighton has an advantage. With the edge in assists (18 per game vs. 10 per game), the Bluejays should find themselves in a good position on offense. Creighton also has an advantage in scoring, 80 pts/game to 59 pts/game. And lastly, the Bluejays have the edge in field goal percentage, 51% to 39%. The Bluejays went 1-1 against the Bears last year. Over the past four seasons, Creighton has a record of 4-6 against Missouri State, including 2-1 at JQH Arena.

StatSmack! Creighton is better than Missouri State
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Creighton has had more players drafted by the NBA than Missouri State (1 vs 0).
  • Creighton has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.699 to 0.544).
  • AP voters think more highly of Creighton and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Missouri State (51 vs 0).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Creighton has come back to win after being down at half against Missouri State 6 times since 2001.
CREI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Doug McDermott 31 23 7 2 0 0 3
B G. Echenique 23 11 8 1 1 2 1
B Grant Gibbs 29 7 4 6 1 0 1
B Austin Chatman 31 8 3 5 1 0 2
C+ Ethan Wragge 18 10 3 0 0 0 0
C+ Jahenns Manigat 25 6 1 2 1 0 1
C Josh Jones 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Avery Dingman 16 6 3 1 0 0 1
C Nevin Johnson 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
C- Will Artino 7 3 2 0 0 0 1
C- Geoff Groselle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Andre Yates 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
D+ M. Oginni 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Joe Kelling 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
D+ Alex Olsen 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ T. Stormberg 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Anthony Downing 34 15 4 3 1 0 2
C- Marcus Marshall 28 10 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Christian Kirk 25 9 5 1 1 0 1
D Keith Pickens 22 5 5 1 1 0 1
D Nathan Scheer 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Drew Wilson 16 4 5 0 1 0 1
D D. Williams 23 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Gavin Thurman 20 6 3 1 0 0 2
F Tomie Aromona 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Bruce Marshall 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Michael Simpson 12 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Ryan Carmichael 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

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#31 Will Artino Jr C 6-11 230
#5 Devin Brooks Jr G 6-2 175
#20 John Burns Fr G 6-3 180
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#22 Avery Dingman Jr G 6-6 215
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#41 G. Groselle So C 7-0 250
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#15 Darian Harris Fr G 6-6 195
#32 Toby Hegner Fr F 6-9 225
#12 Jahenns Manigat Sr G 6-1 180
#3 Doug McDermott Sr F 6-8 225
#23 James Milliken Jr G 6-2 180
#50 M. Oginni So F 6-8 225
#4 Alex Olsen So F 6-6 195
#25 Eric Roberts Fr G 6-3 205
#34 Ethan Wragge Sr F 6-7 225
#21 Isaiah Zierden Fr G 6-2 180