Wichita State vs. Southern Illinois: Full Game Preview

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Wichita State vs. Southern Illinois: Full Game Preview
Wichita State
(19-4, 6-3 away)
Southern Illinois
(8-14, 4-5 home)
Venue: SIU Arena
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, February 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Wichita State C Early 15.0 C Hall 7.6 M Armstead 3.9
Southern Illinois D Jackson 16.1 J Early 7.7 K Brown-Surles 2.4

On Tuesday, Southern Illinois welcomes Wichita State at SIU Arena. Tip-off occurs at 8:05 EST and you can catch it on KS22. The Salukis fell to the Shockers 82-76 on January 9th and are 3-6 against them over the last four years.

Wichita State is in 2nd place in the conference and Southern Illinois is in 10th place.

In their last match-up, Desmar Jackson finished with 14 points in the Salukis 83-47 loss against Illinois State on February 2nd. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 16.1 points per game and 2.0 steals per game. For the Shockers, Carl Hall put up 20 points and 5 rebounds in the 57-52 loss to Northern Iowa on February 2nd. He averages 12.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.6 rebounds per game.

Wichita State has a statistical edge over Southern Illinois in one specific area, rebounding, where the Shockers have the upper hand over the Salukis, 38 per game to 30 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Wichita State is strong in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 38.3 and defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5.

Wichita State StatSmack

  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Southern Illinois has come back to win after being down at half against Wichita State 5 times since 1998.
  • Southern Illinois has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (57.84% to 54.42%).
  • Southern Illinois takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Wichita State (5 vs 2).
  • The Southern Illinois rebounding leader (Jeff Early) has more rebounds than the Wichita State rebounding leader (Cleanthony Early).
  • Dantiel Daniels is ranked 7th in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
  • At least you keep showing up. Southern Illinois has an average margin of victory of 10 over Wichita State in 36 wins since 1980.
  • Carbondale isn't as congested as Wichita (population is significantly lower).
  • Desmar Jackson is ranked 4th in the Missouri Valley in points, 9th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds, and 45th nationally in steals.
  • Southern Illinois players are more experienced than Wichita State players (11,707 minutes played vs 9,909 minutes played).
  • The Southern Illinois scoring leader (Desmar Jackson) has more points than the Wichita State scoring leader (Cleanthony Early).
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Carl Hall 27 13 8 1 0 2 1
B C. Early 25 15 5 1 1 1 2
B- M. Armstead 27 9 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Ron Baker 25 7 3 2 1 0 1
C+ D. Williams 27 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Tekele Cotton 23 6 4 2 1 0 1
C Evan Wessel 19 6 2 2 0 0 1
C Ehimen Orukpe 17 3 5 0 0 2 1
C- Fred Van Vleet 15 3 2 2 1 0 1
C- Nick Wiggins 13 6 2 0 0 0 1
C- Jake White 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Chadrack Lufile 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
SIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Desmar Jackson 30 16 6 2 2 1 3
C+ Jeff Early 30 12 8 1 1 0 2
C A. Beane Jr. 31 10 2 2 1 0 2
C- Dantiel Daniels 22 9 3 0 1 1 1
C- K. Brown-Surles 30 6 2 2 1 0 1
D Josh Swan 17 5 2 1 1 0 1
D T.J. Lindsay 18 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Jalen Pendleton 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Tony Bryer 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D D. Drinkard 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Colby Long 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Bonifield 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Diamond Taylor 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Calvin Belts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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