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

Analyzing the differences between the teams, Creighton has an edge in one important area, scoring, where the Bluejays have the upper hand over the Panthers, 79 points per game to 68 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Creighton is strong in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 61.3 and defensive rebounding percentage at 74.0.

Creighton StatSmack

  • Cedar Falls isn't as congested as Omaha (population is significantly lower).
  • Jake Koch is ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds and 3rd in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
  • The Northern Iowa three-point leader (Marc Sonnen) has more three-pointers than the Creighton three-point leader (Doug McDermott).
  • Marc Sonnen is ranked 2nd in the Missouri Valley in three-pointers.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Northern Iowa has a stronger schedule than Creighton this season (SOS Rank: #25 vs #65).
  • Northern Iowa beat Creighton by 3 points the last time they played (Feb 04, 2012).
  • We make our fans proud. Northern Iowa has a better record at home than Creighton this season (6-0 vs 8-1).
  • At least you keep showing up. Northern Iowa has an average margin of victory of 8 over Creighton in 16 wins since 1991.
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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