Southern Miss vs. Rice: Full Game Preview

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Southern Miss vs. Rice: Full Game Preview
Southern Miss
(11-4, 5-4 away)
Rice
(3-10, 3-5 home)
Venue: Tutor Fieldhouse
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Miss D Davis 13.1 J Mills 6.6 N Watson 5.1
Rice T Jackson 16.9 T Jackson 6.8 T Jackson 2.1

On the other side, the Owls turn the ball over less, with an average of 12 per game to 16 per game.

Rice StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Southern Miss more. We have a better RPI this season than Rice (RPI: #56 vs #324).
  • Southern Miss is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Southern Miss is 75.9 inches compared to 74.8 inches for Rice.
  • Jonathan Mills is ranked 9th in C-USA in rebounds.
  • Southern Miss is a better shooting team (46.4% vs 39.0%) than Rice this season.
  • Southern Miss has a more potent offense, scoring more points (68.6 per game vs 57.9 per game) than Rice this season.
  • You get an A for effort, but Southern Miss has emerged victorious against Rice the last 3 times they've played.
  • Southern Miss beat Rice by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 25, 2012).
  • Michael Craig is ranked 1st in C-USA in steals.
  • Jerrold Brooks is ranked 6th in C-USA in three-pointers and 7th in C-USA in steals.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Southern Miss has a stronger schedule than Rice this season (SOS Rank: #184 vs #230).
  • Southern Miss has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.630 to 0.380).
USM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Michael Craig 23 11 6 3 2 0 2
B- Dwayne Davis 27 12 4 2 1 0 3
C+ Neil Watson 30 9 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Jerrold Brooks 29 10 2 2 2 0 2
C+ Jonathan Mills 27 9 6 1 1 0 2
C D. Boardingham 16 7 3 0 1 1 1
C Norville Carey 14 6 3 0 1 0 1
C- Deon Edwin 14 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Rashard McGill 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Cedric Jenkins 15 5 1 0 1 0 1
D+ C. Robbins 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jamie Chapman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
RICE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Tamir Jackson 35 17 6 2 2 0 3
C- Julian DeBose 32 9 5 2 1 0 2
D+ Max Guercy 30 8 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Austin Ramljak 24 8 2 1 0 0 1
D Seth Gearhart 30 6 3 2 1 0 1
D K. Washington 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
D- Ross Wilson 18 3 2 1 0 0 2
F Elliot Franshaw 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Dan Peera 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
F B. Firozgary 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Nizar Kapic 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
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