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Men's Basketball Ranked 23rd in Coaches Poll
Release: 02/11/2013
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men's basketball team moved to 23rd in this week’s USA Today Coaches poll, but fell out of the Associated Press top-25 poll after a pair of losses last week, dropping to 30th.

It snaps Creighton’s program-record streak of 17 straight weeks in the AP’s top-25 that had broken the mark of 15 weeks in a row held by the 2002-03 squad.

Statistically, Creighton ranks among the nation’s top-20 in nine different categories through games of Feb. 10th. The Jays lead the nation in field goal percentage (.120) and three-point percentage (.432). CU is third in three-pointers per game (9.4), fourth with 17.7 assists per game, fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.48), sixth in points (1945), 12th in scoring margin (+14.0), 14th in scoring offense (77.8) and 19th in free-throw percentage (.751). The only team to ever finish a season leading the nation in both 3-pointers per game and 3-point percentage was Princeton in 1987-88, while the only team to ever lead the nation in both field goal percentage and three-point percentage was Northern Arizona 1998-99.

Individually, Doug McDermott is second in points per game (23.3), 34th in field goal percentage (.552), 42nd in free-throw percentage (.864), 92nd in double-doubles (6) and 148th in rebounds per game (7.5). Grant Gibbs is 12th in assist/turnover ratio (2.8) and 28th in assists per game (5.8). In addition, Gregory Echenique ranks 95th in blocked shots per game (1.68), 116th in double-doubles (5) and 181st in rebounds per game (7.1). Also in the top-100 are Ethan Wragge, who is 85th with 2.40 three-pointers per game, and Austin Chatman who ranks 95th with 4.5 assists per game and 82nd with a 2.07 assist/turnover ratio.

Creighton (20-5, 9-4 MVC) returns to the court with a pair of road games this week. The Jays play Northern Iowa (14-11, 7-6 MVC) on Wednesday at 7 pm before visiting Evansville (14-11, 7-6 MVC) on Saturday at 2 pm.

Associated Press Poll
Released February 11, 2013
    Rk    School    W-L    Pts.    LW
    1.    Indiana (26)    21-3    1559    1
    2.    Duke (20)    21-2    1515    4
    3.    Miami, Fla. (17)    19-3    1499    8
    4.    Michigan    21-3    1428    3
    5.    Gonzaga (2)    23-2    1371    6
    6.    Syracuse    20-3    1293    9
    7.    Florida    19-3    1286    2
    8.    Michigan State    20-4    1178    12
    9.    Arizona    20-3    1062    7
    10.    Kansas State    19-4    1012    13
    11.    Butler    20-4    943    14
    12.    Louisville    19-5    842    11
    13.    Ohio State    17-6    828    10
    14.    Kansas    19-4    823    5
    15.    Georgetown    17-4    679    20
    16.    Pittsburgh    20-5    591    23
    17.    Oklahoma State    17-5    587    22
    18.    Marquette    17-5    493    24
    19.    New Mexico    20-4    433    15
    20.    Wisconsin    17-7    305    NR
    21.    Notre Dame    19-5    264    25
    22.    Memphis    20-3    193    NR
    23.    Oregon    19-5    137    19
    24.    Colorado State    19-4    125    NR
    25.    Kentucky    17-6    87    NR
    Others Receiving Votes:  Minnesota 80, Missouri 69, Cincinnati 68, Saint Mary’s (Calif) 62, Creighton 56, San Diego State 53, Louisiana Tech 43, VCU 35, Saint Louis 34, Illinois 26, North Carolina State 24, Akron 12, UCLA 8, UNLV 6, Indiana State 5, Virginia 4, Wichita State 3, Belmont 2, Mississippi 1, Oklahoma 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll
Released February 11, 2013
    Rk    School    W-L    Pts.    LW
    1.    Duke (18)    21-2    744    4
    2.    Indiana (6)    21-3    717    1
    3.    Gonzaga (1)    23-2    681    6
    4.    Miami, Fla. (5)    19-3    674    5
    5.    Michigan (1)    21-3    663    3
    6.    Florida    20-3    608    2
    7.    Syracuse    20-3    608    9
    8.    Michigan State    20-4    582    8
    9.    Arizona    20-3    491    7
    10.    Butler    20-4    460    14
    11.    Kansas State    19-4    455    15
    12.    Louisville    19-5    393    12
    13.    Kansas    19-4    364    5
    14.    Ohio State    17-6    353    10
    15.    Georgetown    17-4    329    21
    16.    Oklahoma State    17-5    259    24
    17.    Pittsburgh    20-5    2246    25
    18.    New Mexico    20-4    203    16
    19.    Wisconsin    17-7    150    NR
    20.    Marquette    17-5    144    NR
    21.    Notre Dame    19-5    140    NR
    22.    San Diego State    18-5    120    25
    23.    Creighton    20-5    102    13
    24.    Colorado State    19-4    79    NR
    25.    Memphis    20-3    76    NR
    Others Receiving Votes:  Missouri 72; Oregon 63; Virginia Commonwealth 63; Cincinnati 38; Minnesota 28; Kentucky 27; Saint Mary’s 27; Louisiana Tech 18; Saint Louis 13; Middle Tennessee 11; Mississippi 11; Illinois 10; Akron 9; UNLV 8; Wichita State 8; UCLA 3; Stephen F. Austin 2; Belmont 1; Oklahoma 1; Virginia 1.

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