Creighton Men's Basketball Ranked 11th in Coaches Poll

Associated Press Poll
Released Dec. 31, 2012
 
    1.    Duke (63)   
    2.    Michigan (2)   
    3.    Arizona    12-0  
    4.    Louisville    12-1 
    5.    Indiana    12-1   
    6.    Kansas    11-1   
    7.    Syracuse    11-1  
    8.    Ohio State    10-2  
    9.    Minnesota    12-1  
    10.  Gonzaga    12-1 
    11.    Illinois    13-1  
    12.    Missouri    10-2  
    13.    Florida    9-2  
    14.    Cincinnati    12-1 
    15.    Georgetown    10-1  
    16.    Creighton    12-1  
    17.    Butler    10-2 
    18.    Michigan State    11-2   
    19.    San Diego State    11-2 
    20.    New Mexico    13-1   
    21.    Notre Dame    12-1 
    22.    Oklahoma State    10-1   
    23.    North Carolina State    10-2  
    24.    Pittsburgh    12-1  
    25.    Kansas State    10-2   

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men's basketball team moved up one spot to 11th in the USA Today coaches poll while remaining 16th in the Associated Press rankings that were released on Monday.

Creighton has now been ranked in the top 17 by both groups in each of the first nine polls of the season. The No. 11 rank in the coaches poll matches the program's highest ranking this season, also done the week of Nov. 26th. The Jays played just once last week, an 87-70 victory over Evansville, to open MVC play and improved to 12-1 overall.

Statistically, Creighton ranks among the nation's top-20 in nine different
categories. The Jays are second in three-point percentage (.425), seventh in win percentage (.923), eighth in three-pointers per game (9.2), ninth in field goal percentage (.508), 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.49), 11th in assists per game (17.4), 13th in scoring margin (18.2), 19th in total points (1,034) and 20th in scoring offense (79.5).

Individually, Grant Gibbs is second in assist/turnover ratio (5.43) and 25th in assists per game (5.8), Doug McDermott is third in points per game (23.5), 35th in free-throw percentage (.878) and 47th in field goal
percentage (.553). In addition, Gregory Echenique ranks 43rd in
double-doubles (4) and 90th in blocked shots per game (1.69) and 99th in rebounds per game.


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