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, Southern Methodist welcomes Memphis at Moody Coliseum. It takes place at 8:00 EST. The Mustangs are 2-4 against the Tigers over the last four years. They lost 63-45 the last time they played (1/21/2012).

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

In their last match-up, Nick Russell finished with 22 points and 5 assists in the Mustangs 84-80 loss against Houston on February 2nd. He contributes a team-high 4.3 assists per game and 1.4 steals per game. For the Tigers, Antonio Barton put up 16 points in the 94-64 blowout of Tulsa on February 2nd. He contributes 1.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.6 points per game.

Memphis has a statistical edge over Southern Methodist in one specific area, scoring, where the Tigers have the upper hand over the Mustangs, 74 points per game to 64 points per game.

Memphis StatSmack

  • The Southern Methodist scoring leader (Jalen Jones) has more points than the Memphis scoring leader (Joe Jackson).
  • The Southern Methodist basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Memphis (92% vs 58%).
  • The Southern Methodist assist leader (Nick Russell) has more assists than the Memphis assist leader (Joe Jackson).
  • The Southern Methodist rebounding leader (Jalen Jones) has more rebounds than the Memphis rebounding leader (D.J. Stephens).
  • Southern Methodist is a better free-throw-shooting team (75.8% vs 67.6%) than Memphis this season.
  • Nick Russell is ranked 9th in C-USA in points, 5th in C-USA in assists, and 9th in C-USA in steals.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Southern Methodist currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (943 to 1000) than Memphis, per the NCAA.
  • Jalen Jones is ranked 3rd in C-USA in points and 5th in C-USA in rebounds.
  • Cannen Cunningham is ranked 6th in C-USA in blocks.
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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