Missouri vs. LSU: Full Game Preview

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Missouri vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
(17) Missouri
(15-4, 3-3 away)
LSU
(10-7, 9-2 home)
Venue: Pete Maravich Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Missouri L Bowers 16.8 A Oriakhi 8.6 P Pressey 7.2
LSU S Coleman 12.1 J O`Bryant III 8.1 C Carmouche 4.1

On Wednesday, No. 17 Missouri heads to Pete Maravich Center to take on LSU. The game gets underway at 8:00 EST and it can be seen on SEC Network.

Missouri is in 3rd place in the conference, LSU is in 14th place.

In their last outing, behind 21 points from Jabari Brown, the Missouri Tigers blew out Vanderbilt 81-59 on January 26th. While contributing 4.2 rebounds per game, he also scores 15.1 points per game. The LSU Tigers were defeated by Kentucky 75-70 on January 26th despite 21 points and 12 rebounds from Johnny O`Bryant III. He is averaging 11.7 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 8.1 per game.

LSU StatSmack

  • Missouri allows fewer rebounds (33.2 allowed per game vs 37.8 allowed per game) than LSU this season.
  • Missouri has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (76.25% to 52.03%).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Missouri is superior to LSU (Latest AP Poll: #17 vs Not Ranked).
  • Missouri is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.6% vs 61.1%) than LSU this season.
  • The Missouri scoring leader (Laurence Bowers) has more points than the LSU scoring leader (Shavon Coleman).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Missouri has a stronger schedule than LSU this season (SOS Rank: #53 vs #152).
  • Even computers respect Missouri more. We have a better RPI this season than LSU (RPI: #26 vs #147).
  • How does our back look? Missouri is ranked higher than LSU in the SEC (#3 vs #14).
  • Missouri players are more experienced than LSU players (14,433 minutes played vs 10,695 minutes played).
  • Phil Pressey is ranked 10th nationally in assists and 10th in the SEC in steals.
  • AP voters think more highly of Missouri and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than LSU (93 vs 37).
Mizzou Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Laurence Bowers 28 17 7 1 1 1 1
B Phil Pressey 33 12 3 7 2 0 4
B Jabari Brown 33 15 4 1 1 0 2
B Alex Oriakhi 25 11 9 0 1 2 1
B- Earnest Ross 26 10 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Keion Bell 22 9 4 1 1 0 2
C Tony Criswell 20 7 5 1 0 0 1
C N. Webster-Chan 21 3 3 1 1 0 1
C- Stefan Jankovic 11 4 2 1 0 0 0
D+ Ryan Rosburg 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Corey Haith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Dominique Bull 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Danny Feldmann 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 30 12 4 4 4 0 1
B Shavon Coleman 30 12 7 1 2 1 2
C+ C. Carmouche 24 9 3 4 2 0 2
C+ J. O`Bryant III 25 12 8 1 0 1 3
C Andre Stringer 29 11 1 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 20 5 3 1 2 0 1
D+ A. Del Piero 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Corban Collins 13 4 2 1 0 0 2
D Jalen Courtney 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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