Boxscore
Creighton 79, Illinois St. 72
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 8:05 PM
Location - Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois
Officials - Tom Eades, Terry Oglesby, Mark Whitehead
Attendance - 8813

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Creighton 42 37 79
Illinois St. 39 33 72

Recap


No. 11 Creighton 79, Illinois State 72:
Forward Ethan Wragge scored a game-high 18 points, including 6-of-9 3-pointers, and Doug McDermott added 15 points and nine rebounds as the visiting Bluejays held off the Redbirds in a Missouri Valley Conference game.

McDermott, who came into the game averaging 23.5 points, sealed the win for Creighton (13-1, 2-0) by connecting on both ends of a one-and-one situation with 7.9 seconds left to increase the Bluejays' lead to 77-72.

Illinois State guard Tyler Brown missed a 3-pointer and Bluejays point guard Grant Gibbs grabbed the rebound and finished the scoring with a pair of free throws with less than a second remaining. Brown and guard Bryant Allen scored 15 points apiece to lead Illinois State (9-5, 0-2). 

Gibbs finished with 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Bluejays, who shot 52 percent (13-of-25) from 3-point range and won their seventh straight game.

Illinois State, which trailed by as many as 12 points late in the first half, rallied to take a 65-64 lead on a jumper by forward Jon Ekey with 7:18 remaining. But guard Jahenns Manigat nailed a 3-pointer to give the Bluejays the lead for good a little over a minute later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Illinois State F Jackie Carmichael, celebrating his 23rd birthday, got a block early in the second half to break the school career blocked shot mark of 160 set by Greg Dilligard (2004-07). Carmichael, who entered the game tied with Dilligard, finished with 10 points and six rebounds and has 161 career blocks. ... Creighton has won six straight over Illinois State including a 83-79 overtime decision in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament in St. Louis last March. ... The Bluejays improved to 13-3 in road games over the past two seasons.

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Grant Gibbs 27:00 6-12 2-4 2-2 1 5 6 7 3 0 1 0 16
Gregory Echenique 23:00 5-6 0-0 2-3 0 5 5 1 3 0 1 0 12
Jahenns Manigat 37:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 1 4 0 6
Doug McDermott 35:00 5-10 1-2 4-5 2 7 9 3 1 0 1 1 15
Austin Chatman 35:00 2-5 1-3 2-2 0 7 7 4 2 2 4 0 7
Ethan Wragge 21:00 6-10 6-9 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 18
Avery Dingman 17:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 5
Andre Yates 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nevin Johnson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-53 13-25 10-12 3 29 32 19 16 4 12 1 79
  52.8% 52.0% 83.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12

Illinois St. Redbirds

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jackie Carmichael 29:00 5-12 0-1 0-2 2 4 6 1 3 1 1 1 10
Jon Ekey 20:00 1-7 0-1 0-0 4 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 2
Bryant Allen 34:00 6-10 3-6 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 15
Tyler Brown 29:00 5-15 3-8 2-2 0 3 3 6 1 0 1 0 15
Johnny Hill 8:00 0-2 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0
Kaza Keane 22:00 2-2 2-2 1-2 0 4 4 6 1 0 3 0 7
Zeke Upshaw 18:00 4-5 3-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 11
John Wilkins 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Zeisloft 24:00 2-6 2-5 2-2 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 8
Jordan Threloff 6:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 27-64 13-28 5-10 8 21 29 19 13 4 7 2 72
  42.2% 46.4% 50.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 7