Creighton Bluejays (3-0)
@ Iowa St. Cyclones (3-0)
Sunday, Nov 21, 2010, 2:05 PM CST
Wells Fargo Arena (16,110) - Des Moines, IA
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network
This one's got a bit of a back story of it. It's Greg McDermott's return to Iowa - not in Hilton Coliseum, but to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines as part of the Global Sports HyVee Challenge. Both teams roll in undefeated, but it isn't ridiculous to say that Iowa State has been impressive in limited action.
Cyclones Basketball Schedule - First 3 Games
|Drake||Wed 11/17||W 91 - 43|
|Alabama St.||Sun 11/14||W 74 - 47|
|Northern Arizona||Fri 11/12||W 78 - 64|
For comparison's sake, here's what Creighton has done so far:
Bluejays Basketball Schedule - FIRSt 3 Games
|Louisiana||Wed 11/17||W 63 - 58|
|Northern Arizona||Sun 11/14||W 74 - 70|
|Alabama St.||Fri 11/12||W 71 - 57|
Needless to say, Iowa State has been more impressive against the same teams.
Of course, what will be interesting in terms of game plan will be the matchup of Iowa State's new high-paced offense against McDermott's "stand around for 25 seconds and then try and find a shot" offense. Diante Garrett and Scott Christopherson have thrived in early action, but McDermott will also be cognizant of their weaknesses.