Houston vs. Southern Miss: Full Game Preview

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Houston vs. Southern Miss: Full Game Preview
Houston
(12-2, 3-1 away)
Southern Miss
(12-4, 6-0 home)
Venue: Reed Green Coliseum
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Houston J Young 17.4 T Thomas 9.7 J Thompson 3.5
Southern Miss D Davis 12.7 J Mills 6.8 N Watson 5.0

In a 75-52 beatdown of Rice on January 9th, Daveon Boardingham put up 16 points and 7 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. On top of a team-high 0.8 blocks per game, he also scores 7.4 points per game. In a 78-67 victory over Southern Methodist on January 9th, Danuel House put up 28 points and 7 rebounds for the Cougars. He contributes 5.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.9 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Houston is strong in turnover percentage at 17.8. This is good enough for 2nd in the conference and 52nd in the nation.

Houston StatSmack

  • Southern Miss is better under pressure, and has defeated Houston in 6 out of the last 11 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • At least you keep showing up. Southern Miss has an average margin of victory of 10 over Houston in 15 wins since 1996.
  • Jerrold Brooks is ranked 6th in C-USA in three-pointers and 7th in C-USA in steals.
  • Southern Miss is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Southern Miss is 210 lbs compared to 198 lbs for Houston.
  • Hattiesburg isn't as congested as Houston (population is significantly lower).
  • Michael Craig is ranked 1st in C-USA in steals.
  • We just win. Southern Miss has more wins over the last 5 years than Houston (111 vs 101).
  • Even computers respect Southern Miss more. We have a better RPI this season than Houston (RPI: #56 vs #231).
  • Neil Watson is ranked 4th in C-USA in assists and 4th in C-USA in steals.
UH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B TaShawn Thomas 32 17 9 2 1 2 2
B- Joseph Young 30 17 4 2 0 0 1
C+ Danuel House 27 13 5 1 1 0 2
C Leon Gibson 16 6 6 0 0 1 1
C- J.J. Thompson 27 7 1 4 1 0 2
C- J. Stiggers 20 8 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Brandon Morris 15 4 3 2 1 0 1
D Mikhail McLean 16 2 4 0 0 1 1
D V. Izundu 7 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Tione Womack 12 2 1 2 1 0 1
D Lawrence Paye 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J.J. Richardson 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Jimmie Jones 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Donald Brooks 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F LeRon Barnes 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
USM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Michael Craig 22 11 6 3 2 0 2
B- Dwayne Davis 27 12 4 2 1 0 3
C+ Jerrold Brooks 29 11 2 2 2 0 2
C+ Neil Watson 30 9 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Jonathan Mills 27 9 7 2 1 0 2
C D. Boardingham 16 7 3 0 1 1 1
C Norville Carey 15 7 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Cedric Jenkins 16 5 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Deon Edwin 14 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Rashard McGill 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ C. Robbins 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jamie Chapman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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