Northern Iowa vs. Creighton: Full Game Preview

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Northern Iowa vs. Creighton: Full Game Preview
Northern Iowa
(9-8, 2-5 away)
(12) Creighton
(16-1, 10-1 home)
Venue: CenturyLink Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northern Iowa A James 11.6 J Koch 6.5 D Mitchell 3.4
Creighton D McDermott 23.6 D McDermott 7.4 G Gibbs 5.8

Digging into season numbers, Creighton has the advantage in one key category, scoring, where the Bluejays have an edge over the Panthers, 79 points per game to 68 points per game.

Northern Iowa StatSmack

  • Creighton can actually jump, with more rebounds (36.1 per game vs 32.8 per game) than Northern Iowa this season.
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Creighton is superior to Northern Iowa (Latest AP Poll: #16 vs Not Ranked).
  • At least you keep showing up. Creighton has an average margin of victory of 10 over Northern Iowa in 28 wins since 1991.
  • AP voters think more highly of Creighton and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Northern Iowa (51 vs 10).
  • The Creighton scoring leader (Doug McDermott) has more points than the Northern Iowa scoring leader (Deon Mitchell).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Creighton has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Northern Iowa (1 vs 0).
  • We just win. Creighton has more wins over the last 5 years than Northern Iowa (131 vs 118).
  • It must sting. Creighton has blown out Northern Iowa by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 2000.
  • The Creighton blocks leader (Gregory Echenique) has more blocks than the Northern Iowa blocks leader (Jake Koch).
  • Ethan Wragge is ranked 5th in the Missouri Valley in three-pointers.
  • Avery Dingman is ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley in three-pointers.
UNI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Seth Tuttle 26 12 6 1 1 1 2
B- Jake Koch 27 9 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Marc Sonnen 32 10 2 1 1 0 1
C+ Anthony James 32 12 3 2 1 0 3
C Deon Mitchell 26 11 2 3 1 0 3
D+ Matt Bohannon 19 5 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Chip Rank 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Nate Buss 11 5 1 1 0 0 1
D Austin Pehl 7 1 2 1 0 0 1
D M. Singleton 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Max Martino 11 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Matt Morrison 6 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Chris Olivier 16 5 4 1 0 2 2
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
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