Creighton has an advantage in three key statistical areas. The Bluejays should have an edge against the Bears in three-point percentage, 45% to 29%. In addition, Creighton has an advantage in scoring, 79 points per game to 59 points per game. Finally, the Bluejays have the upper hand in field goal percentage as well, 52% to 39%. From a tempo-free perspective, Missouri State is strong in turnover percentage at 16.7. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 21st in the nation.
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- At least you keep showing up. Creighton has an average margin of victory of 9 over Missouri State in 31 wins since 1989.
- Austin Chatman is ranked 2nd in the Missouri Valley in assists.
- 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).
- The Creighton scoring leader (Doug McDermott) has more points than the Missouri State scoring leader (Anthony Downing).
- It's only wins and losses, but Creighton has a better overall record than Missouri State this season (12-1 vs 3-10).
- 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).
- Creighton has a more potent offense, scoring more points (79.5 per game vs 58.4 per game) than Missouri State this season.
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Creighton has a stronger schedule than Missouri State this season (SOS Rank: #65 vs #119).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Creighton currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (975 to 902) than Missouri State, per the NCAA.
- Creighton takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Missouri State (4 vs 0).
- Creighton is better under pressure, and has defeated Missouri State in 11 out of the last 13 games decided by 5 points or fewer.