Prairie View A&M vs. Mississippi Valley State: Full Game Preview
|Prairie View A&M||J DeMuynck 14.1||J DeMuynck 5.8||C Blair Jr 5.0|
|Mississippi Valley State||D Usher 17.4||M Smith 6.4||D Marshall 2.8|
On Saturday, Prairie View A&M heads to Harrison HPER Complex to take on Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off is at 6:00 EST. The Panthers are 5-4 against the Delta Devils over the last four years. They lost 60-58 the last time they played (2/18/2012).
Mississippi Valley State and Prairie View A&M are packed together in the SWAC, holding down 8th and 7th place, respectively.
The 22 points and 6 rebounds by Jourdan DeMuynck helped the Panthers to a 73-59 victory over Jackson State on January 14th. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 14.1 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 1.4 steals per game. For the Delta Devils, Davon Usher put up 17 points and 5 rebounds in the 88-54 loss to Southern University on January 14th. With 17.4 points per game and 1.4 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
There are two key statistical areas where Prairie View A&M has an advantage. The Panthers will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Delta Devils in rebounding, 39 per game to 31 per game. Additionally, Prairie View A&M has the advantage over Mississippi Valley State in scoring, 66 points per game to 58 points per game.
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- At least you keep showing up. Prairie View A&M has an average margin of victory of 7 over Mississippi Valley State in 17 wins since 1980.
- Prairie View A&M is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Prairie View A&M is 77.2 inches compared to 75.2 inches for Mississippi Valley State.
- Prairie View A&M can actually jump, with more rebounds (39.8 per game vs 34.2 per game) than Mississippi Valley State this season.
- Prairie View A&M players are more experienced than Mississippi Valley State players (10,415 minutes played vs 2,226 minutes played).
- Carl Blair Jr is ranked 33rd nationally in assists and 9th in the SWAC in steals.
- Prairie View A&M is a better shooting team (42.8% vs 33.3%) than Mississippi Valley State this season.
- Ryan Gesiakowski is ranked 4th in the SWAC in three-pointers.
- The Prairie View A&M three-point leader (Ryan Gesiakowski) has more three-pointers than the Mississippi Valley State three-point leader (Davon Usher).
- It's only wins and losses, but Prairie View A&M has a better overall record than Mississippi Valley State this season (5-8 vs 0-10).
- Prairie View A&M is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Prairie View A&M is 205 lbs compared to 195 lbs for Mississippi Valley State.
|C||Carl Blair Jr||29||10||4||5||1||0||4|