Northern Iowa vs. Evansville: Full Game Preview

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Northern Iowa vs. Evansville: Full Game Preview
Northern Iowa
(11-10, 2-7 away)
Evansville
(12-9, 10-2 home)
Venue: Ford Center
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, January 29, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northern Iowa A James 12.6 J Koch 6.3 D Mitchell 3.4
Evansville C Ryan 17.2 T Taylor 7.3 T Taylor 4.2

Northern Iowa travels to Ford Center on Tuesday to take on Evansville. Tip-off is at 8:05 EST. The Panthers lost to the Aces 62-59 on January 9th and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

Evansville and Northern Iowa are neck and neck in the Missouri Valley, holding down 4th and 5th place, respectively.

The Panthers fell 59-58 to Indiana State on January 26th. Anthony James finished with 15 points in the loss. His 12.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. The Aces were defeated by Illinois State 67-62 on January 26th despite 18 points from Ned Cox. He is averaging 11.1 points and 2.8 assists per game. When considering the Four Factors, Evansville performs well in turnover percentage at 17.3. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 28th in the country.

Evansville StatSmack

  • We make our fans proud. Northern Iowa has a better record at home than Evansville this season (6-0 vs 5-2).
  • Northern Iowa takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Evansville (5 vs 0).
  • Jake Koch is ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds and 3rd in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
  • We just win. Northern Iowa has more wins over the last 5 years than Evansville (118 vs 74).
  • The Northern Iowa basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Evansville (91% vs 71%).
  • AP voters think more highly of Northern Iowa and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Evansville (10 vs 0).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Northern Iowa currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (970 to 956) than Evansville, per the NCAA.
  • The Northern Iowa three-point leader (Marc Sonnen) has more three-pointers than the Evansville three-point leader (D.J. Balentine).
  • Northern Iowa players are more experienced than Evansville players (12,951 minutes played vs 12,516 minutes played).
  • Even computers respect Northern Iowa more. We have a better RPI this season than Evansville (RPI: #93 vs #138).
UNI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jake Koch 28 10 6 2 1 1 2
B- Seth Tuttle 25 11 6 1 1 1 2
B- Anthony James 32 13 4 2 1 0 3
C+ Marc Sonnen 32 10 2 1 1 0 1
C+ Deon Mitchell 26 10 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 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Max Martino 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Singleton 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Austin Pehl 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Matt Morrison 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Chris Olivier 16 5 4 1 0 2 2
EVAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Colt Ryan 30 17 3 4 1 0 2
B- Troy Taylor 30 6 7 4 1 0 2
C+ Ned Cox 31 11 2 3 1 0 1
C E. Mockevicius 17 5 4 0 0 1 1
C D.J. Balentine 22 8 2 1 0 0 1
C Lewis Jones 23 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Jaylon Moore 14 5 2 0 0 1 1
D+ Jordan Jahr 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Ryan Sawvell 12 4 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Adam Wing 11 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Mike Leazer 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
D R. Cesnulevicius 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Andy Chinn 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Nelson 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D B. Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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