Illinois State vs. Creighton: Full Game Preview

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Illinois State vs. Creighton: Full Game Preview
Illinois State
(14-10, 4-5 away)
(16) Creighton
(20-4, 13-1 home)
Venue: CenturyLink Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois State J Carmichael 18.1 J Carmichael 9.3 K Keane 3.7
Creighton D McDermott 23.3 D McDermott 7.3 G Gibbs 5.8

No. 16 Creighton welcomes Illinois State to CenturyLink Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Bluejays defeated the Redbirds 79-72 on Jan. 2 and are 7-4 against them over the past four years.

Creighton is in first place in the conference, Illinois State is in seventh place.

The Bluejays fell 76-57 to Indiana State on Feb. 6. Grant Gibbs finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. In addition to a team-leading 5.8 assists per game, he chips in 8.1 points per game. For the Redbirds, Tyler Brown put up 25 points and 9 assists in the 94-86 win over Drake on Feb. 6. He is averaging 16 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.6 per game.

Illinois State StatSmack

  • The Creighton basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Illinois State (100 percent vs. 67 percent).
  • Austin Chatman is ranked 2nd in the Missouri Valley in assists.
  • Creighton allows fewer rebounds (30.3 allowed per game vs. 34.9 allowed per game) than Illinois State this season.
  • Creighton has a better record at home than Illinois State this season (13-1 vs. 9-4).
  • Boom! Creighton defeated Illinois State by 7 points the last time they played (Jan 02, 2013).
  • Creighton has a better record on the road than Illinois State this season (5-3 vs. 4-5).
  • Creighton has an average margin of victory of 11 over Illinois State in 30 wins since 1981.
  • Creighton is a better three-point shooting team (44.3 percent vs. 34.5 percent) than Illinois State this season.
  • That must sting. Creighton has blown out Illinois State by 20 points or more on three occasions since 1999.
  • Creighton has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Illinois State according to Kiplinger (64.5 percent vs. 42 percent).
  • Diaper Dandies love Creighton. Creighton has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Illinois State (1 vs. 0).
IllSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ J. Carmichael 30 18 9 1 1 2 3
B Tyler Brown 28 16 4 3 2 0 3
C Bryant Allen 28 9 2 2 1 0 1
C Johnny Hill 24 7 4 3 1 0 2
C Jon Ekey 23 7 5 1 1 1 1
C John Wilkins 19 7 3 1 0 1 1
C- Nick Zeisloft 16 5 2 1 0 0 0
C- Kaza Keane 20 3 2 4 1 0 2
D+ Geoffrey Allen 8 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Jordan Threloff 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Zeke Upshaw 7 3 1 1 0 0 0
D Matt Stacho 3 2 0 0 1 0 1
D Anthony Cousin 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
CREI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Doug McDermott 31 23 7 2 0 0 2
B G. Echenique 22 10 7 1 1 2 1
B Grant Gibbs 29 8 4 6 1 0 2
B- Austin Chatman 31 8 3 5 1 0 2
C+ Ethan Wragge 18 9 3 0 0 0 0
C Jahenns Manigat 26 6 2 2 1 0 1
C Josh Jones 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Avery Dingman 16 5 3 1 0 0 1
C- Will Artino 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
C- Nevin Johnson 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Andre Yates 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Geoff Groselle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Oginni 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Joe Kelling 2 0 0 0 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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