Illinois State vs. Creighton: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Illinois State vs. Creighton: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Illinois State 75
(15-10, 5-5 away)
(16) Creighton 72
(20-5, 13-2 home)
Venue: CenturyLink Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Illinois State 36 39 75
Creighton 39 33 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois State T Brown 27 J Hill 7 T Brown 5
Creighton D McDermott 24 D McDermott 13 D McDermott 3

No. 16 Creighton lost in a stunner to Illinois State 75-72 in conference play on Saturday, February 9th. With the loss, the Bluejays tie the season series against Illinois State at 1-1. Doug McDermott got a team-high 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Bluejays, earning a double-double. Grant Gibbs had 16 points and added seven rebounds. For the Redbirds, Tyler Brown got a game-high 27 points and five assists. This makes three losses in a row for the Bluejays. Creighton (20-5, 9-4 The Valley) heads to Northern Iowa (13-11, 6-6 The Valley) on Wednesday, February 13th.

Creighton Game Notes

  • The Bluejays have been unlucky three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Creighton is 31-23 in close games.
  • When the opposition records 75 or more total points this season, Creighton has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • The Bluejays set a season high for rebounds (48).
  • The last time Creighton recorded at least 48 rebounds was Dec 17, 2011 against Houston Baptist.
  • Creighton set season lows for blocks (zero), field goal percentage (37.9), three-pointers (four), and three-point percentage (17.4).
  • The Bluejays have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past five games.
  • This is the first loss of the season where the Bluejays opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--Creighton has a 17.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Doug McDermott recorded a team season high in free throws attempted with 12.
  • Doug McDermott accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Doug McDermott and Grant Gibbs) accounted for 41.6 percent of the rebounds.
  • Doug McDermott has led the team in scoring 20 times and in rebounding 12 times in 25 games this season.
  • This marks the 48th 20-point game of Doug McDermott's career.
  • Doug McDermott recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and 26th of his career.

Illinois State Game Notes

  • The Redbirds won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Illinois State is 41-30 in close games.
  • Tyler Brown accounted for 36.0 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Johnny Hill and Jackie Carmichael) accounted for 44.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Tyler Brown has led the team in scoring nine times in 25 games this season.
  • Johnny Hill set a career high with seven field goals made.
  • This marks the 17th 20-point game of Tyler Brown's career.
  • Tyler Brown has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Jackie Carmichael has 17 straight double-digit point games.
IllSt PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tyler Brown362735102
A+Johnny Hill371974201
AJ. Carmichael311662201
B-Bryant Allen37841000
C+Nick Zeisloft12311000
CJohn Wilkins23251002
D+Jon Ekey22010120
CREI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Doug McDermott3424133002
AGrant Gibbs371673003
BJahenns Manigat351123302
BNevin Johnson18940001
BWill Artino8331000
C+G. Echenique23460101
CEthan Wragge15340001
CAustin Chatman23212000
-Avery Dingman6010001

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