Mississippi Valley State vs. Alcorn State: Full Game Preview

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Mississippi Valley State vs. Alcorn State: Full Game Preview
Mississippi Valley State
(1-12, 0-9 away)
Alcorn State
(5-14, 3-5 home)
Venue: Davey Whitney Complex
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi Valley State D Usher 17.4 M Smith 6.3 D Marshall 2.9
Alcorn State M Baker 19.1 I Francis 4.4 L Luckett 2.5

In their last match-up, Anthony Nieves finished with 18 points in the Braves 80-46 blowout of Grambling State on January 8th. While contributing 3.3 rebounds per game, he also scores 12.6 points per game. For the Delta Devils, Davon Usher finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds in the 69-65 loss to Alabama State on January 8th. His 17.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Mississippi Valley State StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Alcorn State has an average margin of victory of 7 over Mississippi Valley State in 36 wins since 1980.
  • Alcorn State players are more experienced than Mississippi Valley State players (7,179 minutes played vs 2,226 minutes played).
  • The Alcorn State blocks leader (Josh Nicholas) has more blocks than the Mississippi Valley State blocks leader (Matt Smith).
  • Alcorn State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Alcorn State is 205 lbs compared to 195 lbs for Mississippi Valley State.
  • Alcorn State does a better job contesting shots (40.5% allowed vs 47.2% allowed) than Mississippi Valley State this season.
  • Josh Nicholas is ranked 2nd in the SWAC in blocks.
  • Anthony Evans is ranked 7th in the SWAC in three-pointers, 10th in the SWAC in assists, and 2nd in the SWAC in steals.
  • Alcorn State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Alcorn State is 78.8 inches compared to 75.2 inches for Mississippi Valley State.
  • Even computers respect Alcorn State more. We have a better RPI this season than Mississippi Valley State (RPI: #220 vs #254).
MVSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Davon Usher 34 17 6 1 1 0 2
C Matt Smith 28 10 6 0 1 2 2
D Darius Tomlin 21 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Darryl Marshall 26 7 2 3 1 0 3
D Julius Francis 20 6 4 0 0 0 2
D Blake Ralling 18 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Marcus Johnson 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Cameron Dobbs 12 3 1 0 0 0 1
D- Ervin Thomas 15 2 3 0 0 0 1
F Nate Brandt 20 2 2 1 0 0 2
F Montreal Holley 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Cortlan Henry 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
F C. Samples 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Arthur Framery 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALCORN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Marquiz Baker 37 20 4 2 2 0 3
C L. Luckett 33 12 4 2 1 0 3
C Anthony Nieves 31 12 3 2 1 0 4
D+ Anthony Evans 26 7 2 2 1 0 1
D Josh Nicholas 16 4 4 0 0 1 1
D Ian Francis 22 4 4 1 1 1 1
D Michael Starks 17 3 4 0 0 1 1
D Devonte Hampton 16 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Tyrel Hunt 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- Clint Nwosuh 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Stephane Raquil 13 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Jamaal Hester 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Terrance Birdie 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Marius Myles 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
F M. Sanders 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Larry Johnson 6 2 0 1 0 0 0
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