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

Mississippi Valley State plays host to Prairie View A&M at Harrison HPER Complex on Saturday. Tip-off is at 6:00 EST. The Delta Devils are 4-5 against the Panthers over the last four years. The last time they met (2/18/2012) they won 60-58.

Mississippi Valley State is in 8th place in the conference and just behind 7th place Prairie View A&M with a chance to close in.

The Delta Devils were defeated by Southern University 88-54 on January 14th despite 17 points and 5 rebounds from Davon Usher. He paces the team in points per game with 17.4, and steals per game with 1.4. For the Panthers, Jourdan DeMuynck finished with 22 points and 6 rebounds in the 73-59 win over Jackson State on January 14th. He contributes a team-leading 14.1 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 1.4 steals per game.

Analyzing the differences between the teams, Prairie View A&M has the edge in two important areas. The first is rebounding, where the Panthers have the upper hand, 39 per game to 31 per game. Prairie View A&M also has an advantage in scoring, 66 points per game to 58 points per game. One category in which Prairie View A&M is especially proficient is offensive rebounding percentage at 38.2, ranking 1st in their conference (and 29th nationally).

Prairie View A&M StatSmack

  • Matt Smith is ranked 6th in the SWAC in rebounds and 6th in the SWAC in blocks.
  • Mississippi Valley State beat Prairie View A&M by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 18, 2012).
  • Winning is in our blood. Mississippi Valley State had a better record in close games than Prairie View A&M last season (7-3 vs 4-5).
  • It must sting. Mississippi Valley State has blown out Prairie View A&M by 20 points or more on 8 occasions since 1998.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Mississippi Valley State has come back to win after being down at half against Prairie View A&M 5 times since 1996.
  • The Mississippi Valley State blocks leader (Matt Smith) has more blocks than the Prairie View A&M blocks leader (Jules Montgomery).
  • Mississippi Valley State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.467 to 0.270).
  • You get an A for effort, but Mississippi Valley State has emerged victorious against Prairie View A&M the last 2 times they've played.
  • Mississippi Valley State is better under pressure, and has defeated Prairie View A&M in 8 out of the last 14 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • At least you keep showing up. Mississippi Valley State has an average margin of victory of 15 over Prairie View A&M in 52 wins since 1980.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Mississippi Valley State has a stronger schedule than Prairie View A&M this season (SOS Rank: #7 vs #24).
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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