Updated: Southern Illinois (8-11) Takes On No. 17 Creighton (17-3)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #17 Creighton 43 38 81 -10.5
  Southern Illinois 25 26 51 +10.5
Sun, Jan 27 2013, 07:00 PM CST

SIU Arena
Carbondale, IL
Attendance: 5,764
TV: ESPN U

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On Sunday, Southern Illinois hosts No. 17 Creighton at SIU Arena. It starts at 8:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Salukis are 0-8 against the Bluejays over the last four years. They fell 88-69 on 2/14/2012, the last time they met.

Southern Illinois is 10th in the conference and Creighton is 2nd. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In their last game, Dantiel Daniels put up 11 points in the Salukis 58-45 loss to Northern Iowa on January 23rd. He tallies 10.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 0.9 blocks per game. For the Bluejays, Grant Gibbs finished with 18 points and 5 rebounds in the 74-69 loss to Drake on January 23rd. With 6.1 assists per game and 1.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

There are two important categories where Creighton has a statistical edge. The Bluejays have the upper hand in assists, 17 per game to 10 per game. Creighton also has an advantage in scoring, 78 points per game to 65 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Creighton is strong in effective field goal percentage at 60.0. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 1st in the nation.

StatSmack! Southern Illinois is better than Creighton
  • Southern Illinois is better under pressure, and has defeated Creighton in 7 out of the last 12 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Dantiel Daniels is ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
  • Carbondale isn't as congested as Omaha (population is significantly lower).
  • Jeff Early is ranked 7th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds.
CREI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Doug McDermott 31 24 7 2 0 0 3
B Grant Gibbs 29 8 4 6 1 0 2
B G. Echenique 22 10 7 1 1 2 1
B Austin Chatman 32 8 3 5 1 0 2
C+ Ethan Wragge 18 9 3 0 0 0 0
C+ Jahenns Manigat 25 6 1 2 1 0 1
C Josh Jones 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Avery Dingman 16 5 3 1 0 0 1
C- Will Artino 7 3 2 0 0 0 1
C- Nevin Johnson 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
C- Geoff Groselle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Andre Yates 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
D+ M. Oginni 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Joe Kelling 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
D+ Alex Olsen 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ T. Stormberg 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
SIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Desmar Jackson 30 16 6 2 2 1 3
C+ Jeff Early 30 13 7 1 2 0 2
C A. Beane Jr. 30 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Dantiel Daniels 23 10 3 0 1 1 1
C- K. Brown-Surles 30 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Jalen Pendleton 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Josh Swan 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D T.J. Lindsay 18 3 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 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Calvin Belts 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Bonifield 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Diamond Taylor 4 0 0 0 0 0 1

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