Originally written on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Missouri State 77, #19 Creighton 65Kyle Weems always has the potential to explode offensively like he did here, with 25 second half points on the way to 31 points for the game. But that was only half of the reason why Missouri State won a true road game at an excellent Creighton team. Creighton only scored 0.98 PPP, only their third game below 1.10 PPP this season. I had a post last weekend talking about Creighton's mind-boggling offensive stats, and the fact is that they still shot okay from behind the arc here (43%). But what happened here was that Missouri State's interior defense, which has been great all season, was spectacular. They held Creighton to a 35.3 2P%, by far their worst of the season.Kyle Weems is a strong defensive player in his own right, but it's a team effort on defense for the Bears. Caleb Patterson, Jamar Gulley and Keith Patterson are all quality defenders. And that defense is a big reason why Missouri State, as weak as their resume was coming into this...
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