Creighton vs. Evansville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Creighton vs. Evansville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Creighton 71
(21-6, 8-4 away)
Evansville 68
(14-13, 12-3 home)
Venue: Ford Center
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 16, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Creighton 31 40 71
Evansville 36 32 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Creighton D McDermott 21 D McDermott 10 G Gibbs 6
Evansville N Cox 18 E Mockevicius 8 C Ryan 10

On Saturday, Feb. 16, Creighton took on Evansville and nipped the Aces 71-68 in The Valley play. The Bluejays stay unbeaten against Evansville this season at 2-0. The Bluejays got a double-double out of Doug McDermott with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. Grant Gibbs scored nine points and added six assists. For the Aces, Ned Cox finished with a team-high 18 points and four rebounds. Next up for Creighton (21-6, 10-5 The Valley) is Southern Illinois (10-15, 3-11 The Valley) on Tuesday, Feb. 19 on their home court.

Creighton Game Notes

  • Creighton started 21-6 during the 2008 and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • Creighton has won every game this season (11-0) when its field goal percentage has been 52.2 percent or better.
  • The Bluejays have won 90 percent of the time this season (9-1) after recording 14 or more free throws made.
  • Creighton has won 77 percent of the time this season (10-3) after committing 11 or fewer turnovers.
  • Creighton has won 92 percent of the time this season (11-1) when opponents record one or fewer blocks.
  • Creighton has won 85 percent of the time this season (11-2) after holding an opponent to under 40.0 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Creighton has won 84 percent of the time (16-3) when Doug McDermott has 21 points or more, 100 percent of the time (8-0) when Austin Chatman has four field goals made or more, and 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Jahenns Manigat has three three-pointers or more.
  • Creighton has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the fourth win of the season where the Bluejays came back after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Doug McDermott and Austin Chatman) accounted for 46.4 percent of the points.
  • Doug McDermott accounted for 40.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Doug McDermott has led the team in scoring 22 times and in rebounding 14 times in 27 games this season.
  • Austin Chatman had a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • This marks the 49th 20-point game of Doug McDermott's career.
  • Doug McDermott has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Doug McDermott recorded a double-double. It was his eighth this season and 28th of his career.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Grant Gibbs.

Evansville Game Notes

  • The Aces have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Evansville is 28-28 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Ned Cox and Colt Ryan) accounted for 45.5 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Egidijus Mockevicius and Adam Wing) accounted for 40.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • Ned Cox has led the team in scoring four times in 27 games this season.
  • Egidijus Mockevicius has led the team in rebounding six times in 27 games this season.
  • This game was the first double-digit assist game of Colt Ryan's career.
  • Colt Ryan has 16 straight double-digit point games.
  • Colt Ryan recorded a double-double. It was the first of his career.
  • Colt Ryan set a career high with 10 assists.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Ryan Sawvell.
CREI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Doug McDermott3521104101
B+Grant Gibbs30926001
BJahenns Manigat33914000
BAustin Chatman371241002
C+Ethan Wragge19820000
CG. Echenique17620103
C-Nevin Johnson6120101
C-Will Artino9211012
DAvery Dingman11300000
-Andre Yates3001001
EVAN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ANed Cox371841100
AColt Ryan3713210003
AE. Mockevicius21881011
B+Adam Wing291072102
BTroy Taylor29861001
CRyan Sawvell12340103
CD.J. Balentine24630000
-Jaylon Moore8000100
-Jordan Nelson3202000

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