Boxscore
Illinois St. 75, Creighton 72
Saturday, February 9, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Officials - Jeff Campbell, Mike Thibodeaux, Scott Thornley
Attendance - 18494

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Illinois St. 36 39 75
Creighton 39 33 72

Recap


Illinois 75, No. 13 Creighton 72:
Tyler Brown scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half as the surging Redbirds stunned the host Bluejays.

Johnny Hill had 19 points, including a bucket to give Illinois State a 72-64 lead with 1:20 left, while Jackie Carmichael added 16 for the Redbirds (15-10, 6-7 MVC), who have won three straight and six of their last seven. Hill, who missed the front end of a one-and-one with 35 seconds left, made two free throws with 11.6 seconds remaining to make it 75-70.

Doug McDermott had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Creighton (20-5, 9-4), which fell into a first-place tie in the Missouri Valley Conference with Wichita State and Indiana State. Grant Gibbs recorded 14 of his 16 points in the second half for the Bluejays, who were 4-for-23 from 3-point range.

McDermott scored 17 points and the Bluejays overcame 33 percent shooting and a 2-for-12 performance from 3-point range in the first half to take a 39-36 lead at the break. Carmichael and Hill combined for 22 points and shot 10-for-16 from the floor, while the rest of the Redbirds were 5-for-16.

Brown scored 23 of Illinois State's first 29 points in the second half and his 3-pointer from two feet from behind the line capped the explosion and gave the Redbirds a 65-60 lead with 6:41 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
McDermott, who is averaging 23.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and shooting 48.2 from 3-point range after going 0-for-5 on Saturday, is trying to join Duke's Christian Laettner and UCLA's Tracy Murray as the only players to average 20 points and seven rebounds while shooting better than 50 percent from beyond the arc in a season. Both players accomplished the feat in 1991-92. ... The Bluejays had their 13-game winning streak against teams from Illinois come to an end. ... Creighton recorded its fewest 3-pointers and poorest percentage from beyond the arc (17.4) in a game this season.

Illinois St. Redbirds

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jackie Carmichael 31:00 8-13 0-0 0-1 1 5 6 2 4 2 1 0 16
Bryant Allen 37:00 3-11 1-6 1-2 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 8
John Wilkins 23:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 3 2 5 1 4 0 2 0 2
Tyler Brown 36:00 10-18 3-8 4-5 2 1 3 5 1 1 2 0 27
Johnny Hill 37:00 7-12 1-1 4-8 1 6 7 4 1 2 1 0 19
Jon Ekey 22:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 2 0
Nick Zeisloft 12:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
Anthony Cousin 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 30-61 6-18 9-16 9 18 27 14 16 6 6 2 75
  49.2% 33.3% 56.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 6

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Grant Gibbs 37:00 6-14 2-4 2-2 4 3 7 3 4 0 3 0 16
Gregory Echenique 23:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 5 1 6 0 2 1 1 0 4
Jahenns Manigat 35:00 4-11 1-6 2-2 0 2 2 3 4 3 2 0 11
Doug McDermott 34:00 7-16 0-5 10-12 4 9 13 3 0 0 2 0 24
Austin Chatman 23:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 2
Ethan Wragge 15:00 1-6 1-5 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 3
Nevin Johnson 18:00 4-8 0-2 1-1 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 9
Avery Dingman 6:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
Will Artino 8:00 0-0 0-0 3-4 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3
Taylor Stormberg 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-66 4-23 18-21 19 22 41 12 19 4 11 0 72
  37.9% 17.4% 85.7% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 11