South Dakota vs. IPFW: Full Game Preview

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South Dakota vs. IPFW: Full Game Preview
South Dakota
(7-11, 2-7 away)
IPFW
(8-11, 7-0 home)
Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
South Dakota J Myles 15.8 T Gruis 5.8 J Myles 3.1
IPFW F Gaines 18.8 M Hines 5.8 I McCray 2.5

South Dakota visits Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Thursday to take on IPFW. It takes place at 7:00 EST. The Coyotes are 1-1 against the Mastodons over the last four years. The last time they met (2/23/2012) they won 93-84.

South Dakota maintains 4th place in the Summit League while IPFW is in 7th place.

In their last outing, despite 24 points from Juevol Myles, the Coyotes fell to Missouri-Kansas City 90-86 on January 12th. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 15.8 points per game, 3.1 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. The Mastodons were defeated by South Dakota State 83-57 on January 12th despite 15 points and 6 rebounds from Joe Reed. He is averaging 3.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. The Four Factors in which IPFW stands out are defensive rebounding percentage at 75.7 and free throw rate at 41.5.

IPFW StatSmack

  • The South Dakota assist leader (Juevol Myles) has more assists than the IPFW assist leader (Pierre Bland).
  • South Dakota is a better free-throw-shooting team (78.3% vs 62.6%) than IPFW this season.
  • Juevol Myles is ranked 5th in the Summit League in points, 9th in the Summit League in three-pointers, 7th in the Summit League in assists, and 3rd in the Summit League in steals.
  • Tyler Flack is ranked 39th nationally in blocks.
  • Vermillion isn't as congested as Fort Wayne (population is significantly lower).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? South Dakota currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (974 to 926) than IPFW, per the NCAA.
  • Trevor Gruis is ranked 8th in the Summit League in rebounds and 9th in the Summit League in blocks.
  • The South Dakota rebounding leader (Trevor Gruis) has more rebounds than the IPFW rebounding leader (Mario Hines).
  • Karim Rowson is ranked 10th in the Summit League in steals.
USD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Juevol Myles 32 16 3 3 2 0 2
C+ Trevor Gruis 31 11 6 1 1 1 3
C Brandon Bos 24 10 4 2 1 0 1
C C. Kasperbauer 24 8 2 2 1 0 1
C Karim Rowson 25 10 5 1 1 1 2
C- Tyler Flack 22 6 5 1 0 2 1
D+ Steve Tecker 21 5 3 1 1 0 1
D Jordan Boots 16 3 1 2 0 0 1
D Jack Foley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Eric Robertson 5 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Jared Bartling 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
IPFW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Frank Gaines 33 19 4 1 2 0 2
C Luis Jacobo 28 11 4 1 1 0 2
C Mario Hines 26 9 6 1 1 1 2
C- M. Kibiloski 24 7 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Isaiah McCray 24 5 4 3 2 0 2
D+ Kevin Harden 29 6 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Joseph Edwards 21 7 3 1 1 0 2
D Joe Reed 19 4 4 1 1 0 1
D Pierre Bland 17 2 2 2 1 0 2
D- Herbert Graham 10 5 1 1 1 0 1
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