Creighton remains in the national rankings and continues to lead the nation in two major shooting categories.
The Bluejays are first in both field-goal percentage (.519) and 3-point percentage (.448). They also are third nationally in 3-point baskets per game (9.5).
Creighton slipped in the two major polls following a loss to Drake and a 30-point win over Southern Illinois. The Bluejays slipped from 17th to 21st in the Associated Press rankings, while the USA Today coaches’ panel dropped them from 12th to 17th.
Wichita State, which leads Creighton by a game in the Missouri Valley standings, is 14th in the coaches’ poll and 15th in the AP rankings.
Creighton has been ranked every week this season in the AP poll. Dating back to the final three polls of last season, the Bluejays have now been ranked a school-record 16 straight weeks by the AP.
Junior forward Doug McDermott is second nationally in scoring (23.7 points per game), 25th in field-goal percentage (.564) and 46th in free-throw percentage (.863). Other Bluejays in the top 100 nationally are Grant Gibbs, Gregory Echenique, Austin Chatman and Ethan Wragge.
Gibbs is 23rd (6.05) and Chatman 84th (4.6) in assists per game, while Gibbs is ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.18-to-1). Echenique is tied for 90th in blocked shots per game (1.71) and tied for 86th in double-doubles (5), while Wragge is tied for 68th in 3-point baskets per game (2.48).
As a team, Creighton also ranks in the top 10 nationally in assists per game (fourth, 17.9), points (sixth, 1,650) and assist-to-turnover ratio (seventh, 1.47-to-1).