Southern Utah vs. Northern Arizona: Full Game Preview

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Southern Utah vs. Northern Arizona: Full Game Preview
Southern Utah
(4-7, 0-5 away)
Northern Arizona
(5-8, 3-3 home)
Venue: Walkup Skydome
5:05PM ET / 2:05PM PT, January 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Utah J Stevenett 14.1 J Cheesman 5.8 D Heuir 2.5
Northern Arizona D Russell 16.5 G Bewernick 5.7 D Russell 3.7

Northern Arizona is currently in 4th place in the Big Sky and Southern Utah is in 1st. The Lumberjacks come in at 5-8 overall as well as 2-1 in the Big Sky. The Thunderbirds maintain a record of 4-7 and are 2-0 in the conference. The Lumberjacks are the better team according to the RPI which ranks them at No. 132 and the Thunderbirds at No. 335.

Southern Utah StatSmack

  • Northern Arizona players are more experienced than Southern Utah players (9,267 minutes played vs 7,707 minutes played).
  • Northern Arizona is a better three-point shooting team (31.2% vs 27.2%) than Southern Utah this season.
  • Northern Arizona has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.487 to 0.385).
  • Northern Arizona embarrassed Southern Utah by 17 points the last time they played (Jan 04, 2003).
  • Dewayne Russell is ranked 1st in the Big Sky in points, 7th in the Big Sky in three-pointers, 3rd in the Big Sky in assists, and 2nd in the Big Sky in steals.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Northern Arizona has a stronger schedule than Southern Utah this season (SOS Rank: #34 vs #283).
  • The Northern Arizona steals leader (Dewayne Russell) has more steals than the Southern Utah steals leader (Wade Collie).
  • The Northern Arizona three-point leader (Gabe Rogers) has more three-pointers than the Southern Utah three-point leader (Damon Heuir).
  • Gaellen Bewernick is ranked 10th in the Big Sky in rebounds.
  • You get an A for effort, but Northern Arizona has emerged victorious against Southern Utah the last 5 times they've played.
  • We just win. Northern Arizona has more wins over the last 5 years than Southern Utah (71 vs 58).
SUU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C J. Stevenett 32 14 6 2 1 0 2
D+ Damon Heuir 28 13 4 3 1 0 3
D+ Jayson Cheesman 21 7 6 1 0 3 2
D Wade Collie 24 9 4 2 1 0 3
D Julian Scott 21 9 2 1 0 1 2
D- A.J. Hess 17 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- Cal Hanks 12 3 3 0 1 1 1
D- Jaren Jeffery 19 4 4 0 1 0 2
F Jordan Johnson 13 4 3 0 1 0 1
F Chris Nsenki 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Tyson Koehler 9 1 2 1 0 0 1
F Zach Ghormley 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Matt Gardner 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Drake Thomas 9 0 1 1 0 0 1
F John Renfro 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
NAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dewayne Russell 32 16 3 4 2 0 3
C Gabe Rogers 33 14 2 2 1 0 4
C S. Saldivar 28 6 5 3 1 0 2
C G. Bewernick 26 6 6 1 1 0 1
C Max Jacobsen 22 8 4 1 1 1 2
C- Michael Dunn 24 5 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Jordyn Martin 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Blake Hamilton 11 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Ephraim Ekanem 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Ben Olayinka 9 2 1 0 0 1 1
D- Luis Flores 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
F Chris Heine 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Gosar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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