Mississippi Valley State vs. Alabama State: Full Game Preview

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Mississippi Valley State vs. Alabama State: Full Game Preview
Mississippi Valley State
(3-17, 1-13 away)
Alabama State
(6-17, 5-4 home)
Venue: Dunn-Oliver Acadome
8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, February 04, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi Valley State D Usher 16.9 M Smith 6.7 D Marshall 3.0
Alabama State J Freelove 13.4 S Brown 4.8 D McDaniel 3.5

On Monday, Mississippi Valley State visits Dunn-Oliver Acadome to take on Alabama State. It takes place at 8:30 EST. The Delta Devils lost to the Hornets 69-65 on January 8th and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Mississippi Valley State is in 9th place in the conference, Alabama State is in 5th place.

In spite of 18 points from Davon Usher, the Delta Devils came up short 65-64 against Alabama A&M on February 2nd. On top of his scoring average of 16.9 points per game, he delivers 6.0 rebounds per game. For the Hornets, Josh Freelove finished with 29 points in the 81-77 loss to Arkansas-Pine Bluff on February 2nd. He leads the team with 13.4 points per game.

Alabama State StatSmack

  • Mississippi Valley State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Mississippi Valley State is 195 lbs compared to 182 lbs for Alabama State.
  • Davon Usher is ranked 4th in the SWAC in points, 10th in the SWAC in rebounds, and 8th in the SWAC in three-pointers.
  • The Mississippi Valley State scoring leader (Davon Usher) has more points than the Alabama State scoring leader (Josh Freelove).
  • At least you keep showing up. Mississippi Valley State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Alabama State in 37 wins since 1982.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Mississippi Valley State has a stronger schedule than Alabama State this season (SOS Rank: #296 vs #311).
  • The Mississippi Valley State three-point leader (Davon Usher) has more three-pointers than the Alabama State three-point leader (Josh Freelove).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Mississippi Valley State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (865 to 820) than Alabama State, per the NCAA.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Mississippi Valley State has come back to win after being down at half against Alabama State 6 times since 1996.
  • The Mississippi Valley State rebounding leader (Matt Smith) has more rebounds than the Alabama State rebounding leader (Luther Page).
MVSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Davon Usher 33 17 6 1 1 0 2
C Matt Smith 30 10 7 0 1 1 2
D+ Darryl Marshall 27 7 2 3 1 0 2
D Darius Tomlin 20 7 2 2 1 0 2
D Blake Ralling 19 3 3 1 1 0 1
D Julius Francis 19 5 3 0 0 0 2
D Ervin Thomas 16 3 3 1 1 1 1
D- Cameron Dobbs 12 4 1 0 0 0 1
D- Marcus Johnson 16 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Nate Brandt 20 2 2 1 0 0 2
F Montreal Holley 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Cortlan Henry 11 2 1 0 1 0 1
F C. Samples 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Arthur Framery 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Josh Freelove 28 13 3 1 1 0 2
D+ P. Crawford 17 10 4 1 1 0 2
D S. Patterson 26 8 5 1 1 1 2
D D. McDaniel 24 6 3 4 1 0 2
D Bobby Brown 20 6 4 1 1 1 1
D Jamel Waters 23 6 2 3 2 0 2
D Stephawn Brown 26 6 5 1 0 0 1
D Ryan Watts 17 5 2 1 1 0 2
D Luther Page 22 5 4 1 1 1 2
D- Anthony Price 13 1 1 2 0 0 1
D- J. Jefferson 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Josh Mason 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
F Devonte` Neal 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F D. Miller 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Timothy Coleman 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Kimani Key 13 4 1 0 1 0 1
F Terrelle Green 10 1 1 0 1 0 1
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