IUPUI vs. IPFW: Full Game Preview

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IUPUI vs. IPFW: Full Game Preview
IUPUI
(6-17, 1-11 away)
IPFW
(9-13, 8-2 home)
Venue: Hilliard Gates Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

IUPUI StatSmack

  • 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.
IUPUI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Mitchell Patton 24 13 5 1 0 1 2
C Donovan Gibbs 33 10 6 1 1 0 2
C John Hart 33 14 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Greg Rice 26 8 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Sean Esposito 28 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Lyonell Gaines 21 6 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Ian Chiles 30 10 2 2 2 1 3
D Jordan Shanklin 23 7 2 1 1 0 1
D P.J. Hubert 13 6 1 1 0 0 1
D- M. Barksdale 10 0 1 1 0 0 1
F Cameron Loepker 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Nick Kitcoff 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
IPFW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Frank Gaines 33 18 4 1 1 0 2
C Mario Hines 26 9 6 1 1 1 2
C- Luis Jacobo 28 11 4 1 1 0 2
D+ M. Kibiloski 23 7 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Kevin Harden 29 6 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Isaiah McCray 23 5 4 3 1 0 2
D+ Joseph Edwards 22 7 3 1 1 0 2
D Joe Reed 19 4 4 1 1 0 1
D Pierre Bland 18 2 3 2 1 0 2
D- Herbert Graham 10 5 1 1 1 0 1
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