Updated: Southern Illinois (11-15) Goes Up against Creighton (21-6)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Southern Illinois 22 23 45 +14.5
  Creighton 28 31 59 -14.5
Tue, Feb 19 2013, 07:05 PM CST

CenturyLink Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Attendance: 17,311
TV: COX 2

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On Tuesday, Southern Illinois heads to CenturyLink Center to take on Creighton. Tipoff occurs at 8:05 p.m. EST and you can catch it on COX 2. The Salukis lost to the Bluejays 81-51 on Jan. 27 and are 0-9 against them over the last four years.

Southern Illinois is in 10th place in the conference, Creighton is in second place.

The 20 points by Jeff Early helped the Salukis to a 62-54 victory over Missouri State on Feb. 16. He is averaging 11.9 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.3 per game. In a 71-68 victory over Evansville on Feb. 16, Doug McDermott put up 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bluejays. With 22.9 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Creighton has an edge in two key statistical categories. The first is assists, where the Bluejays have the upper hand, 17 per game to 10 per game. Creighton also has an advantage in scoring, 76 points per game to 64 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Creighton is strong in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 59.4 percent and defensive rebounding percentage at 73.3 percent.

StatSmack! Southern Illinois is better than Creighton
  • More property crime happens in Omaha so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Carbondale -- according to the FBI).
  • Desmar Jackson is ranked 6th in the Missouri Valley in points, 10th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds, and 3rd in the Missouri Valley in steals.
  • Southern Illinois has an average margin of victory of 9 over Creighton in 29 wins since 1980.
  • Jeff Early is ranked 6th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds and 9th in the Missouri Valley in steals.
SIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Desmar Jackson 30 15 6 2 2 1 3
C+ Jeff Early 29 12 7 1 1 0 2
C A. Beane Jr. 30 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Dantiel Daniels 22 8 3 1 1 1 1
C- K. Brown-Surles 30 6 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Jalen Pendleton 11 4 2 1 0 0 1
D T.J. Lindsay 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Josh Swan 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
D D. Drinkard 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Tony Bryer 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D- Colby Long 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Diamond Taylor 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Ryan Bonifield 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Calvin Belts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
CREI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Doug McDermott 32 23 8 2 0 0 2
B Grant Gibbs 30 9 4 6 1 0 2
B G. Echenique 22 10 7 0 1 2 1
B- Austin Chatman 31 8 3 4 1 0 2
C+ Ethan Wragge 17 8 3 0 0 0 0
C Josh Jones 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Jahenns Manigat 26 6 2 2 1 0 1
C Avery Dingman 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
C- Will Artino 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Nevin Johnson 6 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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Missouri Valley Standings

OverallConf
1 Wichita State 35-1 18-0
2 Indiana State 23-11 12-6
3 Northern Iowa 16-15 10-8
4 Missouri State 20-13 9-9
4 Illinois State 18-16 9-9
 4SIU 14-19 9-9
7 Bradley 12-20 7-11
8 Drake 15-16 6-12
8 Evansville 14-19 6-12
10 LCU 10-22 4-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#0 Mike Balogun Jr G 6-2 170
#25 A. Beane Jr. So G 6-2 180
#10 Ibby Djimde Jr C 6-8 255
#4 D. Drinkard Sr F 6-9 240
#12 Marcus Fillyaw So G 6-1 180
#15 Hunter Gibson So G 6-3 180
#2 K.C. Goodwin Fr G 5-11 160
#3 Desmar Jackson Sr G 6-5 180
#11 Colby Long Sr G 5-11 180
#23 Bola Olaniyan Fr F 6-7 225
#33 Sean O`Brien Fr G 6-6 205
#1 Jalen Pendleton So G 6-2 205
#20 T. Smithpeters Fr G 6-3 170
#22 B. Verhines Sr F 6-6 200
#24 Dawson Verhines Jr G 6-4 210