Published Thursday, March 21, 2013 AT 12:01 AM / Updated at 8:17 PM
Stats Breakdown: Creighton vs. Cincinnati
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7. CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS (27-7, 13-5 MVC)

Starters, HT, PPG, RPG, APG, MPG
C, Gregory Echenique, 6-9, 9.6, 6.6, 0.4, 22.6
G, Austin Chatman, 6-0, 7.4, 2.6, 4.3, 31.7
F, Doug McDermott, 6-8, 23.1, 7.5, 1.6, 31.4
G, Grant Gibbs, 6-5, 8.6, 4.1, 5.9, 30.7
G, Jahenns Manigat, 6-1, 6.1, 2.1, 2.1, 27.4
Reserves
F, Ethan Wragge, 6-7, 7.7, 2.7, 0.4, 16.2
G, Avery Dingman, 6-6, 3.9, 2.3, 0.6, 13.9
C, Will Artino, 6-11, 4.0, 2.5, 0.4, 8.2

Key facts
>> RPI: 25
>> Record against top 50 RPI: 4-3
>> Offensive efficiency rank: 3
>> Defensive efficiency rank: 98
>> Good wins: Wisconsin, Wichita State (twice), Akron
>> Bad losses: Illinois State, Drake
>> Coach: Greg McDermott, 79-29 in three seasons at CU; 359-224 in 19 seasons overall
>> Colors: Blue and white
>> Location: Omaha
>> Enrollment: 7,736
>> NCAA record: 10-18 in 17 appearances
>> Best NCAA finish: Sweet 16 in 1941, 1962, 1964, 1974
>> Last NCAA trip: 2012

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10. CINCINNATI BEARCATS (22-11, 9-9 Big East)

Starters, HT, PPG, RPG, APG, MPG
C, Cheikh Mbodj, 6-10, 5.2, 4.7, 0.2, 21.1
G, Cashmere Wright, 6-0, 12.6, 2.4, 3.0, 29.4
F, Titus Rubles, 6-7, 5.7, 5.8, 2.0, 21.5
G, Sean Kilpatrick, 6-4, 16.9, 5.2, 1.8, 34.3
G, JaQuon Parker, 6-3, 11.3, 4.9, 1.6, 30.1
Reserves
F, Shaquille Thomas, 6-7, 2.8, 2.1, 0.5, 10.4
F, Justin Jackson, 6-8, 3.9, 5.1, 1.3, 18.7
F, Jermaine Sanders, 6-5, 3.2, 2.1, 0.8, 13.3

Key facts
>> RPI: 50
>> Record against top 50 RPI: 5-9
>> Offensive efficiency rank: 164
>> Defensive efficiency rank: 9
>> Good wins: Marquette, Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Oregon, Connecticut
>> Bad losses: Providence, St. John’s
>> Coach: Mick Cronin, 135-99 in seven seasons at Cincy; 204-123 in 10 seasons overall
>> Colors: Red and black
>> Location: Cincinnati
>> Enrollment: 30,260
>> NCAA record: 43-25 in 26 appearances
>> Best NCAA finish: National champions in 1961 and ’62
>> Last NCAA trip: 2012

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MATCHUP STATISTICS

>> Points/game: Cincinnati 66.6, Creighton 75.4
>> Points allowed/game: Cincinnati 58.8, Creighton 63.1
>> Rebounds/game: Cincinnati 40.0, Creighton 35.2
>> Assists/game: Cincinnati 12.2, Creighton 17.2
>> Blocks/game: Cincinnati 6.2, Creighton 2.6
>> Scoring margin: Cincinnati +7.9, Creighton, +12.3
>> 3-point shooting pct.: Cincinnati .317, Creighton .421
>> Free-throw pct.: Cincinnati .650, Creighton .749
>> Rebound margin: Cincinnati +6.5, Creighton, +4.9
>> Turnover margin: Cincinnati +0.4, Creighton -1.7

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