Bucknell vs. Missouri: Full Game Preview

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Bucknell vs. Missouri: Full Game Preview
Bucknell
(13-2, 6-2 away)
(12) Missouri
(10-2, 7-1 home)
Venue: Mizzou Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Bucknell M Muscala 18.9 M Muscala 10.7 M Muscala 2.6
Missouri L Bowers 16.9 A Oriakhi 8.9 P Pressey 7.3

On the other side, the Bison turn the ball over less, with an average of 9 per game to 13 per game.

Bucknell StatSmack

  • Diaper Dandies love us. Missouri has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Bucknell (5 vs 0).
  • We just win. Missouri has more wins over the last 5 years than Bucknell (133 vs 95).
  • Missouri has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Bucknell ($30,193 vs $53,160).
  • Missouri is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Missouri is 78.5 inches compared to 76.6 inches for Bucknell.
  • The Missouri assist leader (Phil Pressey) has more assists than the Bucknell assist leader (Mike Muscala).
  • Missouri takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Bucknell (5 vs 3).
  • Bucknell has been ducking Missouri for over 30 years.
  • Missouri has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.765 to 0.576).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Missouri is superior to Bucknell (Latest AP Poll: #12 vs Not Ranked).
  • Missouri can actually jump, with more rebounds (47.3 per game vs 35.9 per game) than Bucknell this season.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Missouri has had more players drafted by the NBA than Bucknell (5 vs 0).
BU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Mike Muscala 32 19 11 3 1 2 2
B Joe Willman 28 11 6 2 1 1 1
B Cameron Ayers 32 12 4 2 1 0 1
B- Bryson Johnson 32 12 3 2 0 0 1
C Cory Starkey 9 2 4 0 0 1 0
C Colin Klebon 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
C Ryan Hill 22 4 3 2 1 0 2
C Ryan Frazier 17 4 1 1 0 0 1
C- Chris Hass 6 2 1 0 0 1 0
C- Matt Banas 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Steven Kaspar 12 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Dom Hoffman 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ J. Singleton 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D+ B. Fitzpatrick 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Ben Brackney 5 1 1 1 0 0 0
Mizzou Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Laurence Bowers 27 17 7 1 1 1 1
B+ Jabari Brown 31 15 5 1 0 0 2
B+ Phil Pressey 34 13 4 7 2 0 3
B Alex Oriakhi 24 11 9 0 0 1 1
B- Earnest Ross 26 10 6 2 1 0 2
B- Keion Bell 22 9 5 2 1 0 2
C N. Webster-Chan 26 4 4 1 1 0 1
C Tony Criswell 18 6 5 1 0 0 1
C- Stefan Jankovic 11 5 2 1 0 1 0
D+ Ryan Rosburg 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Danny Feldmann 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Corey Haith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Dominique Bull 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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