Southern Miss vs. UCF: Full Game Preview

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Southern Miss vs. UCF: Full Game Preview
Southern Miss
(18-4, 9-4 away)
UCF
(15-6, 11-3 home)
Venue: UCF Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Miss D Davis 13.0 J Mills 6.7 N Watson 5.0
UCF K Clanton 16.6 K Clanton 9.3 I Sykes 4.4

UCF welcomes Southern Miss to UCF Arena on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Knights are 2-5 against the Golden Eagles over the last four years. They fell 78-74 on 2/11/2012, the last time they met.

A win here would help close the gap with Southern Miss in the C-USA, who are in 1st place and just above UCF in 3rd place.

In their last outing, despite 24 points and 9 rebounds from Keith Clanton, the Knights fell to Marshall 75-71 on February 2nd. He leads the team in points with 16.6 per game, rebounds with 9.3 per game, and blocks with 1.9 per game. In a 79-75 victory over UAB on February 2nd, Neil Watson put up 24 points for the Golden Eagles. With 5.0 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Southern Miss can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 42.5 and effective field goal percentage at 55.4.

Southern Miss StatSmack

  • The UCF scoring leader (Keith Clanton) has more points than the Southern Miss scoring leader (Dwayne Davis).
  • The UCF rebounding leader (Keith Clanton) has more rebounds than the Southern Miss rebounding leader (Jonathan Mills).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, UCF has had more players drafted by the NBA than Southern Miss (1 vs 0).
  • The UCF steals leader (Isaiah Sykes) has more steals than the Southern Miss steals leader (Neil Watson).
  • UCF is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on UCF is 77.4 inches compared to 75.4 inches for Southern Miss.
  • UCF is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on UCF is 216 lbs compared to 205 lbs for Southern Miss.
  • Isaiah Sykes is ranked 8th in C-USA in points, 7th in C-USA in assists, and 1st in C-USA in steals.
  • The UCF blocks leader (Keith Clanton) has more blocks than the Southern Miss blocks leader (Daveon Boardingham).
  • UCF has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (62.62% to 56.72%).
  • UCF players are more experienced than Southern Miss players (10,502 minutes played vs 7,508 minutes played).
  • Keith Clanton is ranked 4th in C-USA in points, 46th nationally in rebounds, and 2nd in C-USA in blocks.
USM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Dwayne Davis 27 13 4 2 1 0 3
C+ Michael Craig 20 10 5 2 2 0 2
C+ Jerrold Brooks 29 11 2 2 2 0 1
C+ Neil Watson 30 9 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Jonathan Mills 27 9 7 1 1 0 2
C D. Boardingham 18 8 3 0 1 1 1
C- Norville Carey 13 6 3 0 1 0 1
C- Cedric Jenkins 15 6 1 1 1 0 1
C- Rashard McGill 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Deon Edwin 12 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Jamie Chapman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ C. Robbins 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Keith Clanton 36 17 9 3 1 2 3
B+ Isaiah Sykes 34 16 7 4 2 1 3
B- T. Spurlock 33 10 6 2 1 1 2
C+ C. Newell Jr. 32 11 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Kasey Wilson 26 9 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Daiquan Walker 21 3 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Matt Williams 13 5 1 1 0 0 0
D Rod Days 11 2 1 1 1 0 0
D Staphon Blair 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Robert King III 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Dylan Karell 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Coons 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
D- Bobby Horodyski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Isaac Lang 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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