Mississippi Valley State vs. Southern University: Full Game Preview

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Mississippi Valley State vs. Southern University: Full Game Preview
Mississippi Valley State
(1-13, 0-10 away)
Southern University
(11-6, 7-0 home)
Venue: F.G. Clark Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi Valley State D Usher 17.4 M Smith 6.3 D Marshall 2.9
Southern University M Miller 16.4 B Moore 7.5 J Grace 3.2

Southern University appears to have a key statistical advantage in two areas. The Jaguars should have an edge against the Delta Devils in field goal percentage, 43% to 35%. Southern University also has an advantage in scoring, 67 points per game to 58 points per game.

Mississippi Valley State StatSmack

  • It's only wins and losses, but Southern University has a better overall record than Mississippi Valley State this season (6-6 vs 0-10).
  • Southern University players are more experienced than Mississippi Valley State players (8,419 minutes played vs 2,226 minutes played).
  • The Southern University blocks leader (Brandon Moore) has more blocks than the Mississippi Valley State blocks leader (Matt Smith).
  • Southern University is a better shooting team (43.0% vs 33.3%) than Mississippi Valley State this season.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Southern University has come back to win after being down at half against Mississippi Valley State 4 times since 1999.
  • Southern University allows fewer rebounds (34.1 allowed per game vs 43.1 allowed per game) than Mississippi Valley State this season.
  • The Southern University scoring leader (Derick Beltran) has more points than the Mississippi Valley State scoring leader (Davon Usher).
  • Macolm Miller is ranked 5th in the SWAC in points, 10th in the SWAC in rebounds, 4th in the SWAC in three-pointers, and 4th in the SWAC in steals.
  • Southern University is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.5% vs 59.5%) than Mississippi Valley State this season.
  • Southern University has a better scoring defense (59.3 allowed per game vs 76.4 allowed per game) than Mississippi Valley State this season.
  • Southern University has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.516 to 0.467).
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
SOU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Macolm Miller 26 16 6 1 2 1 1
B Derick Beltran 33 16 4 2 2 0 2
C+ Brandon Moore 28 5 8 1 1 2 1
C Javan Mitchell 24 10 5 1 1 1 2
C Jameel Grace 28 9 3 3 1 0 2
C- Y. Johnson 17 6 2 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Hyder 21 2 2 3 1 0 1
D Madut Bol 13 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Cameron Monroe 18 2 2 1 1 0 1
D Aaron Alston 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Thomas Marshall 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
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