IUPUI vs. IPFW: Full Game Preview
|IUPUI||J Hart 14.2||D Gibbs 6.3||G Rice 3.5|
|IPFW||F Gaines 18.0||M Hines 5.7||I McCray 2.5|
On Saturday, IPFW matches up against IUPUI. The game tips off at 7:00 EST. The Mastodons fell to the Jaguars 88-74 on December 27th and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.
IUPUI is in 9th place in the Summit League and will be trying to close the gap with IPFW, who is currently in 8th place.
The Mastodons fell 43-40 to Western Illinois on January 24th. Mario Hines finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. On top of his scoring average of 8.9 points per game, he delivers 5.7 rebounds per game. The Jaguars were defeated by Oakland 89-71 on January 24th despite 21 points from Sean Esposito. He contributes 2.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.9 points per game.
IPFW has an advantage in a single key statistical area, rebounding, where the Mastodons have an edge over the Jaguars, 35 per game to 29 per game.
- IPFW does a better job contesting shots (42.5% allowed vs 48.4% allowed) than IUPUI this season.
- The IPFW blocks leader (Mario Hines) has more blocks than the IUPUI blocks leader (Mitchell Patton).
- The IPFW basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than IUPUI (75% vs 38%).
- IPFW can actually jump, with more rebounds (38.1 per game vs 29.8 per game) than IUPUI this season.
- IPFW is better at defending the three (30.3% allowed vs 36.1% allowed) than IUPUI this season.
- The IPFW scoring leader (Frank Gaines) has more points than the IUPUI scoring leader (John Hart).
- IPFW has a better scoring defense (63.0 allowed per game vs 76.2 allowed per game) than IUPUI this season.
- Mario Hines is ranked 9th in the Summit League in rebounds and 5th in the Summit League in blocks.
- Isaiah McCray is ranked 6th in the Summit League in steals.
- Frank Gaines is ranked 13th nationally in points and 6th in the Summit League in steals.