Memphis vs. Southern Methodist: Full Game Preview

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Memphis vs. Southern Methodist: Full Game Preview
Memphis
(18-3, 4-2 away)
Southern Methodist
(12-11, 7-4 home)
Venue: Moody Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Memphis J Jackson 14.1 D Stephens 6.7 J Jackson 4.6
Southern Methodist J Jones 15.3 J Jones 8.1 N Russell 4.3

On Wednesday, Memphis heads to Moody Coliseum to take on Southern Methodist. The game tips off at 8:00 EST. The Tigers are 4-2 against the Mustangs over the last four years. The last time they met (1/21/2012) they won 63-45.

Memphis is in 1st place in the conference, Southern Methodist is in 10th place.

In a 94-64 beatdown of Tulsa on February 2nd, Antonio Barton put up 16 points for the Tigers. He contributes 1.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.6 points per game. The Mustangs were defeated by Houston 84-80 on February 2nd despite 21 points and 8 rebounds from Jalen Jones. With 15.3 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

There is a single key statistical area where Memphis can exploit Southern Methodist, scoring, where the Tigers have an edge over the Mustangs, 74 points per game to 64 points per game.

Southern Methodist StatSmack

  • We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 Memphis has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Southern Methodist (5 vs 0).
  • Memphis has a more potent offense, scoring more points (74.2 per game vs 64.9 per game) than Southern Methodist this season.
  • Chris Crawford is ranked 10th in C-USA in assists and 7th in C-USA in steals.
  • Memphis has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Southern Methodist (1 vs 0).
  • We just win. Memphis has more wins over the last 5 years than Southern Methodist (164 vs 78).
  • Even computers respect Memphis more. We have a better RPI this season than Southern Methodist (RPI: #41 vs #191).
  • Shaq Goodwin is ranked 8th in C-USA in blocks.
  • How does our back look? Memphis is ranked higher than Southern Methodist in C-USA (#1 vs #10).
  • Memphis can actually jump, with more rebounds (37.5 per game vs 33.3 per game) than Southern Methodist this season.
  • The Memphis blocks leader (D.J. Stephens) has more blocks than the Southern Methodist blocks leader (Cannen Cunningham).
MEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Joe Jackson 31 14 3 5 2 0 3
B- D.J. Stephens 22 7 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Geron Johnson 25 10 4 3 2 1 3
C+ Shaq Goodwin 23 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Adonis Thomas 28 10 4 2 1 1 2
C Tarik Black 19 10 5 0 1 1 1
C Chris Crawford 26 7 4 3 2 0 2
C Antonio Barton 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Charles Holt 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Damien Wilson 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Anthony Cole 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Stan Simpson 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Ferrakohn Hall 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Trey Draper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jalen Jones 34 15 8 1 1 1 2
B- Nick Russell 37 14 4 4 1 0 4
C+ Ryan Manuel 34 12 4 3 1 0 2
C Shawn Williams 33 8 5 2 1 1 1
C C. Cunningham 31 9 6 1 1 1 2
D+ K. Dunleavy Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Brian Bernardi 10 3 1 0 0 0 1
D London Giles 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Garrett Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Uche Ofoegbu 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Dickerson 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- M. Holyfield 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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