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Louis, Mo. Next Game No. Scott Marr and Nick Bahe will call the action. The audio is also webcast live at www.
Scott Warmann and Rich Zvosec will handle announcing duties. Central On-Air: 8 p.
Central Tipoff: p. Visit www. Home games can also be followed by those who have mobile devices with internet capability at www. Scouting Creighton Ranked 23rd in the Associated Press poll and 21st by the coaches in the January 9th poll, Creighton is off to a start on the season. The Bluejays have recovered from a league-opening loss to Missouri State with consecutive victories over Wichita State, Drake and Bradley. The Jays were picked to win the MVC after returning 10 lettermen and three starters from last year's team that reached the championship series of the College Basketball Invitational.
After leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a freshman, sophomore forward Doug McDermott has lived up to the preseason expectations of all-MVC and All-America hype. He le the MVC in scoring He ranks second nationally in scoring, and is coming off a career-high 44 points at Bradley on Saturday night. The other two returning starters, senior guard Antoine Young Gonzaga transfer Grant Gibbs has made an immediate impact from the wing and does a little bit of everything, averaging 7. Through games of January 8th, Creighton ranked among the national leaders in most offensiveincluding first in field goal percentage.
Scouting Northern Iowa Northern Iowa is on the season and has won its last two games after a three-game skid. Anthony James le the team in scoring with Also in double-figures is Jake Koch Marc Sonnen, who recently moved into the starting five, averages 9. He's one of seven Panthers to make 10 or more three-pointers, which includes senior captain Johnny Moran 6. As a team, the Panthers shoot UNI averages He owns a career mark of in 18 seasons and is in 11 Division I campaigns.
Ben Jacobson North Dakota, owns a record in his sixth year as a head coach. Creighton has won 12 of the last 16 and 23 of the last 30 meetings.
Eleven of the last 15 contests have been decided by nine points or less. McDermott made of field goal attempts while producing the most points against Bradley in Peoria since Oscar Robertson in Taylor Brown made 5-of-5 three-pointers and scored 25 points for the Braves.
Creighton has won crowns in, andwhile UNI won tournament titles inand He ranks 25th on UNI's all-time scoring list with 1, points. He is a native of Aplington, Iowa. He spent last season as Creighton's Director of Basketball Operations before returning to his alma mater in June. He is a native of Webster City, Iowa. While it's unknown how many games it's taken every player in school history to get to 1, points, it is known that Paul Silas needed 47 games to reach 1, The only players in Creighton history to score 1, points or more in their first two seasons are Bob Portman 1,Paul Silas 1,Rod Mason 1, and Rodney Buford 1, Here's a look at how many games it took Creighton's last 11 players to reach 1, career points.
It was nine more than his best, and included 31 points after halftime. McDermott made his first 10 shots after halftime and was of for the game to tie the record for field goals made by a Bradley opponent. His 18 field goals are one shy of the Creighton record for field goals in a game, and the most by a Bluejay since Benoit Benjamin in McDermott's 44 points were the most nationally by any sophomore since Akron's Derrick Tarver had 44 points vs. Wright State on Dec. Only four sophomores in MVC history have ever scored more points in a league contest than McDermott's 44 points on Saturday.
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati had two point games, while other players to do it once each were Indiana State's John S. It was his second double-double of the campaign, and 10th of his collegiate career. Echenique also added two blocks, tying him with Adam Reid for eighth in CU history with 79 career rejections. Canada Day Jahenns Manigat had his best scoring output since November when he had 13 points and five assists in the win at Bradley on Saturday.
His effort might have been spurred by some extra motivation, as he was going head-to-head against former club teammate and fellow Ottawa native Shayok Shayok, who plays for Bradley. The Jays have now won 50 straight games when scoring 90 or more points, a streak that dates all the way to January of Creighton has now won 24 straight meetings with Bradley when scoring 70 points or more. Creighton's 92 points were its most in a true road game since a overtime win at Drake on Feb.
Scoring Update Despite a career-high 44 points on Saturday, Doug McDermott still ranks second on the national scoring chart at The only man ahead of him, Weber State's Damian Lillard, drained eight three-pointers and scored 38 points last Saturday to move up to McDermott's Heckuva Half As a team, Creighton made its first 11 field goals to start the second half at Bradley, not missing until a Grant Gibbs three-point try went awry at the mark. For the game, Creighton shot Earlier this season Creighton made its first 13 field goal attempts of the game in a win vs.
Second Half Madness Doug McDermott was key to the second half shooting blitz, as he made his first 10 attempts from the floor after intermission. McDermott had 31 points in the second half, the most by one Bluejay after half since Cavel Witter had 32 of his CenturyLink Center Omaha record 42 points after intermission in a double-overtime win vs. Bradley on March 1, It should be noted, however, that Witter scored 18 of those 32 points in the two overtime sessions.
On Saturday night, McDermott claimed another house record, as his 44 points were a Carver Arena mark for an opponent in the year old building. Speaking of arena records, Creighton's 28 assists on 33 baskets were the most by a Bradley opponent at Carver Arena.
Of McDermott's 18 baskets, he used the backboard in 11 of them and used his left hand for five hoops. If Doug McDermott could score 30 points or more vs. Bradley two days later.
The only player in Creighton history to post two straight point contests was Benoit Benjamin. Benjamin had 43 points vs. Southern Illinois on Jan. Ready, Aim, Fire Creighton has made at least 60 percent of its shots from the field in each of the last two games. The Jays shot Creighton hadn't made 60 percent of its shots from the field in consecutive games since games vs.
Briar Cliff Blocking Behemoth Gregory Echenique owns 79 career blocked shots in a Creighton uniform, tied for eighth place in school history. He had four swats on Tuesday in Creighton's last home game, including one that ended up in the second row of the stands behind the Drake bench. Echenique also owned 94 blocked shots in 39 games at Rutgers, giving him rejections overall as a collegian.
Career Blocked Shots, Since Blk. McDermott's streak of 15 straight double-figure games to start the season is CU's longest streak of double-figure games to start the season since Bob Harstad 27 straight in McDermott is the only player in the MVC to score in double-figures in every game this season, and one of five players nationally with 12 or more points in every team game this winter.