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 spite of 27 points and 10 rebounds from Davon Usher, the Delta Devils came up short 69-65 against Alabama State on January 8th. At 17.4, he paces the team in points per game. In an 80-46 blowout of Grambling State on January 8th, Anthony Nieves put up 18 points for the Braves. He is averaging 12.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Alcorn State StatSmack

  • Mississippi Valley State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.442 to 0.242).
  • It must sting. Mississippi Valley State has blown out Alcorn State by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2003.
  • Mississippi Valley State can actually jump, with more rebounds (34.2 per game vs 31.0 per game) than Alcorn State this season.
  • Winning is in our blood. Mississippi Valley State had a better record in close games than Alcorn State last season (7-3 vs 4-6).
  • You get an A for effort, but Mississippi Valley State has emerged victorious against Alcorn State the last 4 times they've played.
  • We just win. Mississippi Valley State has more wins over the last 5 years than Alcorn State (67 vs 32).
  • Davon Usher is ranked 8th in the SWAC in points and 10th in the SWAC in three-pointers.
  • Mississippi Valley State beat Alcorn State by 8 points the last time they played (Feb 11, 2012).
  • The Mississippi Valley State rebounding leader (Matt Smith) has more rebounds than the Alcorn State rebounding leader (Josh Nicholas).
  • At least you keep showing up. Mississippi Valley State has an average margin of victory of 12 over Alcorn State in 32 wins since 1980.
  • Mississippi Valley State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Alcorn State (2 vs 0).
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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