Southern Illinois vs. Northern Iowa: Full Game Preview

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Southern Illinois vs. Northern Iowa: Full Game Preview
Southern Illinois
(8-10, 4-7 away)
Northern Iowa
(10-9, 8-3 home)
Venue: McLeod Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Illinois D Jackson 16.7 J Early 7.8 K Brown-Surles 2.4
Northern Iowa A James 12.4 J Koch 6.4 D Mitchell 3.4

Southern Illinois travels to McLeod Center on Wednesday to take on Northern Iowa. It starts at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on PSN or ESPN3.com. The Salukis are 1-7 against the Panthers over the last four years. They lost 65-61 the last time they played (2/25/2012).

Southern Illinois is currently in 9th place in the Missouri Valley and Northern Iowa is in 6th place.

In their last match-up on January 20th, Jeff Early put up 16 points and 9 rebounds for the Salukis in a loss to Illinois State, 70-56. He is averaging 13.2 points per game while also contributing a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. For the Panthers, Jake Koch finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the 85-55 blowout of Drake on January 20th. He leads the team in rebounds with 6.4 per game and steals with 1.3 per game.

Northern Iowa StatSmack

  • Southern Illinois has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.584 to 0.522).
  • At least you keep showing up. Southern Illinois has an average margin of victory of 9 over Northern Iowa in 23 wins since 1991.
  • Southern Illinois allows fewer rebounds (30.0 allowed per game vs 35.2 allowed per game) than Northern Iowa this season.
  • Jeff Early is ranked 7th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Southern Illinois has come back to win after being down at half against Northern Iowa 3 times since 2002.
  • The Southern Illinois rebounding leader (Jeff Early) has more rebounds than the Northern Iowa rebounding leader (Jake Koch).
  • Desmar Jackson is ranked 4th in the Missouri Valley in points and 50th nationally in steals.
  • The Southern Illinois scoring leader (Desmar Jackson) has more points than the Northern Iowa scoring leader (Deon Mitchell).
  • AP voters think more highly of Southern Illinois and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Northern Iowa (17 vs 10).
  • The Southern Illinois steals leader (Desmar Jackson) has more steals than the Northern Iowa steals leader (Deon Mitchell).
  • Dantiel Daniels is ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
SIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Desmar Jackson 30 17 6 2 2 1 3
C+ Jeff Early 30 13 8 1 2 0 2
C A. Beane Jr. 31 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Dantiel Daniels 23 10 3 0 1 1 1
C- K. Brown-Surles 30 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Jalen Pendleton 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Josh Swan 14 4 3 1 0 0 1
D T.J. Lindsay 18 3 2 1 1 0 1
D D. Drinkard 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Tony Bryer 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D- Colby Long 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Calvin Belts 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Bonifield 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Diamond Taylor 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
UNI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Seth Tuttle 25 11 6 1 1 1 2
B- Jake Koch 27 10 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Anthony James 32 12 4 2 1 0 3
C+ Marc Sonnen 32 10 2 1 1 0 1
C+ Deon Mitchell 26 11 2 3 1 0 3
D+ Matt Bohannon 20 5 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Chip Rank 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Nate Buss 11 5 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Singleton 6 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Austin Pehl 7 1 2 1 0 0 1
D Max Martino 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Matt Morrison 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Chris Olivier 16 5 4 1 0 2 2
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