Prairie View A&M vs. Mississippi Valley State: Full Game Preview

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Prairie View A&M  vs. Mississippi Valley State: Full Game Preview
Prairie View A&M
(7-11, 1-10 away)
Mississippi Valley State
(1-14, 1-3 home)
Venue: Harrison HPER Complex
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Mississippi Valley State StatSmack

  • 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.
PVAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C J. DeMuynck 28 14 6 1 1 0 3
C Carl Blair Jr 29 10 4 5 1 0 4
D+ J. Montgomery 19 6 6 0 1 1 1
D+ D. Chapman 19 7 5 1 1 0 2
D+ R. Gesiakowski 22 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Montrael Scott 18 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Josh Eleby 15 7 3 0 0 1 1
D Louis Munks 15 7 4 1 0 1 1
D Rasi Jenkins 20 4 4 0 1 1 1
D Mayol Riathin 10 1 2 0 0 0 1
D- Ronald Wright 13 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- Patrick Agho 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Cory Jones 8 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Wesley Afolayan 8 3 2 0 0 0 1
F Babajidne Aina 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F John Love 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
F J. Duplessis 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
MVSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Davon Usher 34 17 6 1 1 0 2
C Matt Smith 28 9 6 0 1 2 2
D Darius Tomlin 20 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Darryl Marshall 26 6 2 3 1 0 2
D Julius Francis 20 6 4 0 0 0 2
D Blake Ralling 18 4 3 0 1 0 1
D- Marcus Johnson 15 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 1 0 1 0 1
F C. Samples 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
F Arthur Framery 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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