Wichita State vs. Northern Iowa: Full Game Preview

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Wichita State vs. Northern Iowa: Full Game Preview
(15) Wichita State
(19-3, 6-2 away)
Northern Iowa
(11-11, 9-3 home)
Venue: McLeod Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Wichita State C Early 15.2 C Hall 7.8 M Armstead 3.9
Northern Iowa A James 12.2 J Koch 6.4 D Mitchell 3.5

On Saturday, No. 15 Wichita State heads to McLeod Center to take on Northern Iowa. The game tips off at 4:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPN 2. The Shockers defeated the Panthers 66-41 on December 30th and are 6-4 against them over the past four years.

Wichita State is in 1st place in the conference, Northern Iowa is in 6th place.

In their last match-up, Cleanthony Early finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Shockers 68-55 loss against Indiana State on January 29th. With 15.2 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Panthers, Seth Tuttle put up 9 points and 8 assists in the 54-51 loss to Evansville on January 29th. He is averaging 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

Northern Iowa StatSmack

  • Wichita State has a better conference record than Northern Iowa this season (8-2 vs 4-6).
  • Cleanthony Early is ranked 5th in the Missouri Valley in points and 6th in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
  • The Wichita State assist leader (Malcolm Armstead) has more assists than the Northern Iowa assist leader (Deon Mitchell).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Wichita State has a better overall record than Northern Iowa this season (19-3 vs 11-11).
  • The Wichita State scoring leader (Cleanthony Early) has more points than the Northern Iowa scoring leader (Seth Tuttle).
  • Wichita State can actually jump, with more rebounds (38.6 per game vs 32.1 per game) than Northern Iowa this season.
  • Wichita State is better at defending the three (30.5% allowed vs 34.3% allowed) than Northern Iowa this season.
  • How does our back look? Wichita State is ranked higher than Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley (#1 vs #6).
  • AP voters think more highly of Wichita State and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Northern Iowa (16 vs 10).
  • We beat real teams. Wichita State has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Northern Iowa this season (3 vs 0).
  • Better not leave your building. Wichita State has a better record on the road than Northern Iowa this season (5-2 vs 2-5).
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Carl Hall 27 12 8 1 0 2 1
B C. Early 25 15 5 1 1 1 2
B- M. Armstead 26 9 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Ron Baker 25 7 3 2 1 0 1
C+ D. Williams 27 9 2 3 2 0 2
C Tekele Cotton 22 6 4 2 1 0 1
C Evan Wessel 19 6 2 2 0 0 1
C Ehimen Orukpe 18 4 5 0 0 2 1
C- Fred Van Vleet 15 3 2 2 1 0 1
C- Nick Wiggins 13 5 2 0 0 0 1
C- Jake White 12 4 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Chadrack Lufile 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
UNI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Seth Tuttle 26 11 6 2 1 1 2
B- Jake Koch 28 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 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 M. Singleton 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Austin Pehl 6 1 2 0 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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