Missouri State vs. Northern Iowa: Full Game Preview

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Missouri State vs. Northern Iowa: Full Game Preview
Missouri State
(7-16, 1-10 away)
Northern Iowa
(12-11, 10-3 home)
Venue: McLeod Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Missouri State A Downing 14.2 K Pickens 4.5 A Downing 2.8
Northern Iowa A James 12.4 J Koch 6.3 D Mitchell 3.4

On Tuesday, Northern Iowa welcomes Missouri State at McLeod Center. The game gets underway at 8:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com. The Panthers are 6-2 against the Bears over the last four years. They lost 63-51 the last time they played (1/28/2012).

Both teams share 5th place in the conference.

The Panthers got past Wichita State 57-52 on February 2nd with the help of 16 points from Anthony James. His 12.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Bears, Keith Pickens finished with 7 points and 6 rebounds in the 62-61 win over Evansville on February 2nd. With 4.5 rebounds per game and 0.6 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Missouri State will hope to exploit their strength in turnover percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 16.9 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 20th in the country.

Missouri State StatSmack

  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Northern Iowa has come back to win after being down at half against Missouri State 4 times since 2004.
  • Northern Iowa takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Missouri State (5 vs 0).
  • The Northern Iowa assist leader (Deon Mitchell) has more assists than the Missouri State assist leader (Anthony Downing).
  • Deon Mitchell is ranked 9th in the Missouri Valley in assists.
  • Northern Iowa players are more experienced than Missouri State players (14,976 minutes played vs 8,499 minutes played).
  • We just win. Northern Iowa has more wins over the last 5 years than Missouri State (123 vs 101).
  • Jake Koch is ranked 7th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds and 5th in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
  • Even computers respect Northern Iowa more. We have a better RPI this season than Missouri State (RPI: #90 vs #202).
  • The Northern Iowa rebounding leader (Jake Koch) has more rebounds than the Missouri State rebounding leader (Anthony Downing).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Northern Iowa currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (970 to 902) than Missouri State, per the NCAA.
  • Seth Tuttle is ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds.
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Anthony Downing 34 14 4 3 1 0 2
C Marcus Marshall 29 10 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Gavin Thurman 23 9 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Christian Kirk 23 8 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Keith Pickens 21 6 4 1 1 1 1
D Nathan Scheer 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D D. Williams 23 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Drew Wilson 15 3 4 0 0 0 0
F Michael Simpson 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Tomie Aromona 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Bruce Marshall 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Carmichael 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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
C- Matt Bohannon 21 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 Austin Pehl 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Max Martino 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Singleton 6 2 2 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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