Creighton hangs on in coaches poll

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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