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

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Drake vs. Creighton: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Drake 53
(15-17, 5-10 away)
Creighton 65
(25-7, 16-2 home)
Venue: Scottrade Center
1:05PM ET / 10:05AM PT, March 08, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Drake 26 27 53
Creighton 33 32 65
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Drake R Carter 14 J Clarke 10 R Carter 4
Creighton D McDermott 23 G Echenique 11 G Gibbs 8

On Friday, Mar. 8, Creighton took on Drake and came out on top against the Bulldogs 65-53 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Tournament. The Bluejays move to 2-1 against Drake this season with the win. The Bluejays got a double-double out of Gregory Echenique with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Grant Gibbs had six points and added eight assists. For the Bulldogs, Richard Carter finished with a team-high 14 points. Drake (15-17) finished the regular season seventh in the Missouri Valley with a 7-11 conference record. To get to the quarterfinals, Drake took down Bradley (81-66).

Creighton Game Notes

  • The win over Drake extended the Creighton winning streak to three games.
  • Creighton beat the spread by one points. That makes the 16th time this season the Bluejays have beaten the spread.
  • The Bluejays have won 78 percent of the time this season (7-2) after recording 17 or more free throws made.
  • Creighton has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record 53 or fewer total points.
  • Creighton has won every game this season (4-0) after holding an opponent to under 35.0 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Creighton has won 89 percent of the time (16-2) when Doug McDermott has 23 points or more, 73 percent of the time (11-4) when Austin Chatman plays 34 minutes or more, and 83 percent of the time (15-3) when Gregory Echenique has four field goals made or more.
  • The Bluejays set a season high for blocks (eight).
  • The last time Creighton recorded at least eight blocks was Jan 03, 2010 against Evansville.
  • The Bluejays have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Gregory Echenique recorded a team season high in blocks with six.
  • Doug McDermott accounted for 35.3 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Gregory Echenique and Doug McDermott) accounted for 40.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Doug McDermott has led the team in scoring in 26 out of 32 games this season.
  • Gregory Echenique has led the team in rebounding in 16 out of 32 games this season.
  • This marks the 53rd 20-point game of Doug McDermott's career.
  • Doug McDermott has four straight 20+ point games.
  • Gregory Echenique recorded the 28th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Gregory Echenique recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and 18th of his career.

Drake Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Richard Carter and Seth VanDeest) accounted for 50.9 percent of the points.
  • Jordan Clarke accounted for 38.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Richard Carter has led the team in scoring seven times in 32 games this season.
  • Jordan Clarke has led the team in rebounding 22 times in 32 games this season.
  • Jordan Clarke recorded the 24th double-digit rebound game of his career.
DRAKE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARichard Carter341414200
BSeth VanDeest311370122
BJordan Clarke256100110
BBen Simons35823200
CMicah Mason6310000
C-Chris Hines31611002
D+Joey King15202002
DGary Ricks Jr.14110101
-Jeremy Jeffers9010001
CREI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Will Artino141460111
AG. Echenique2411110161
AGrant Gibbs39628111
ADoug McDermott352370005
C+Ethan Wragge7520001
C+Austin Chatman34652103
DAvery Dingman17020001
DJahenns Manigat26031003
-Andre Yates3000001

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