Creighton vs. Missouri State: Full Game Preview

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Creighton vs. Missouri State: Full Game Preview
Creighton
(15-1, 5-0 away)
Missouri State
(5-11, 4-4 home)
Venue: JQH Arena
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, January 11, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Creighton D McDermott 23.6 D McDermott 7.4 G Gibbs 5.8
Missouri State A Downing 14.4 K Pickens 4.7 A Downing 2.6

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.

Missouri State StatSmack

  • 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.
CREI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Doug McDermott 31 24 7 2 0 0 3
B G. Echenique 23 10 7 1 1 2 1
B Grant Gibbs 29 7 4 6 1 0 1
B Austin Chatman 31 8 3 5 1 0 2
B- 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 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
C- Will Artino 6 2 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 14 4 3 1 0 2
C- Marcus Marshall 28 10 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Christian Kirk 24 8 4 1 0 0 1
D Keith Pickens 22 5 5 1 1 0 1
D Nathan Scheer 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Gavin Thurman 20 6 3 1 0 0 1
D Drew Wilson 15 4 4 0 1 0 1
D D. Williams 23 4 2 2 1 0 2
F Tomie Aromona 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Michael Simpson 12 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Bruce Marshall 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Carmichael 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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