Creighton vs. Wichita State: Full Game Preview

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Creighton vs. Wichita State: Full Game Preview
Creighton
(17-1, 6-0 away)
Wichita State
(16-2, 11-0 home)
Venue: Charles Koch Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Creighton D McDermott 24.0 D McDermott 7.2 G Gibbs 5.8
Wichita State C Early 15.5 C Hall 7.8 M Armstead 3.7

Wichita State welcomes No. 12 Creighton to Charles Koch Arena on Saturday. The game gets underway at 4:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Shockers are 5-4 against the Bluejays over the last four years. The last time they met (2/11/2012) they won 89-68.

Creighton and Wichita State are close in the Missouri Valley, holding down 1st and 2nd place, respectively.

In their last game, Cleanthony Early put up 16 points and 5 rebounds in the Shockers 74-62 win over Illinois State on January 16th. He leads the team with 15.5 points per game. For the Bluejays, Doug McDermott put up 31 points in the 79-68 win over Northern Iowa on January 15th. With 24.0 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. From a tempo-free perspective, Creighton is strong in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 61.3 and defensive rebounding percentage at 74.1.

Creighton StatSmack

  • Diaper Dandies love us. Wichita State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Creighton (2 vs 1).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Wichita State has come back to win after being down at half against Creighton 4 times since 2002.
  • At least you keep showing up. Wichita State has an average margin of victory of 10 over Creighton in 28 wins since 1980.
  • Carl Hall is ranked 3rd in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
  • The Wichita State steals leader (Malcolm Armstead) has more steals than the Creighton steals leader (Grant Gibbs).
  • Wichita State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.722 to 0.701).
  • Cleanthony Early is ranked 7th in the Missouri Valley in points.
  • We make our fans proud. Wichita State has a better record at home than Creighton this season (7-0 vs 8-1).
  • Demetric Williams is ranked 6th in the Missouri Valley in steals.
  • Wichita State embarrassed Creighton by 21 points the last time they played (Feb 11, 2012).
  • Malcolm Armstead is ranked 9th in the Missouri Valley in assists and 4th in the Missouri Valley in steals.
CREI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Doug McDermott 31 24 7 2 0 0 3
B G. Echenique 22 10 7 1 1 2 1
B Grant Gibbs 29 7 4 6 1 0 1
B Austin Chatman 31 8 2 5 1 0 2
B- Ethan Wragge 18 9 3 0 0 0 0
C+ Jahenns Manigat 25 6 1 2 1 0 1
C Avery Dingman 16 6 3 1 0 0 1
C Josh Jones 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Nevin Johnson 5 2 1 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
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Carl Hall 28 13 8 1 0 2 1
B C. Early 25 16 5 1 1 1 2
C+ M. Armstead 26 9 3 4 2 0 2
C+ Ron Baker 25 7 3 2 1 0 1
C+ D. Williams 26 9 2 3 2 0 2
C Tekele Cotton 21 6 4 2 1 0 1
C Evan Wessel 19 6 2 2 0 0 1
C Ehimen Orukpe 19 4 5 0 0 2 2
C- Nick Wiggins 13 5 2 0 0 0 1
C- Fred Van Vleet 14 3 2 2 1 0 2
C- Jake White 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Chadrack Lufile 10 2 3 0 0 0 1
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