Memphis vs. Southern Miss: Full Game Preview

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Memphis vs. Southern Miss: Full Game Preview
Memphis
(19-3, 5-2 away)
Southern Miss
(18-5, 9-0 home)
Venue: Reed Green Coliseum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Memphis J Jackson 13.8 D Stephens 6.7 J Jackson 4.5
Southern Miss D Davis 12.9 J Mills 6.8 N Watson 5.0

On Saturday, Southern Miss welcomes Memphis at Reed Green Coliseum. It starts at 4 p.m. EST and you can see it on CBSSN. The Golden Eagles are 1-8 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they met (Feb. 1, 2012) they won 75-72.

Southern Miss is in second place in the conference and just behind first place Memphis with a chance to close in.

In their last matchup on Feb. 6, Jonathan Mills put up 15 points and 9 rebounds for the Golden Eagles in a loss to UCF, 60-58. He is averaging 9 points per game and��leads the team in rebounds with 6.8 per game. For the Tigers, Geron Johnson finished with 19 points and 7 rebounds in the 60-52 win over Southern Methodist on Feb. 6. He averages 10 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.7 steals per game.

Memphis StatSmack

  • The Southern Miss assist leader (Neil Watson, 111 assists) has more assists than the Memphis assist leader (Joe Jackson, 99 assists).
  • The Southern Miss three-point leader (Jerrold Brooks, 46 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Memphis three-point leader (Antonio Barton, 27 three-pointers).
  • At least you keep showing up. Southern Miss has an average margin of victory of 10 over Memphis in 18 wins since 1980.
  • Daveon Boardingham is ranked 9th in C-USA in blocks.
  • Jonathan Mills is ranked 10th in C-USA in rebounds.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Southern Miss currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (922 to 1000) than Memphis, per the NCAA.
  • Southern Miss allows fewer rebounds (28.8 allowed per game vs 32.0 allowed per game) than Memphis this season.
  • Southern Miss beat Memphis by 3 points the last time they played (Feb 01, 2012).
  • Jerrold Brooks is ranked 6th in C-USA in three-pointers and 5th in C-USA in steals.
  • The Southern Miss rebounding leader (Jonathan Mills, 156 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Memphis rebounding leader (D.J. Stephens, 147 rebounds).
MEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Joe Jackson 31 14 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Geron Johnson 25 10 4 3 2 1 3
C+ D.J. Stephens 22 7 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Shaq Goodwin 23 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Adonis Thomas 28 11 4 2 1 1 2
C Chris Crawford 26 7 4 3 2 0 2
C Tarik Black 19 9 5 0 1 1 1
C Antonio Barton 19 6 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 1 0 0 0 1
D Trey Draper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
USM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Dwayne Davis 27 13 5 2 1 0 3
C+ Jerrold Brooks 29 11 2 2 2 0 1
C+ Neil Watson 31 9 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Michael Craig 20 9 5 2 2 0 2
C+ Jonathan Mills 27 9 7 1 1 0 2
C D. Boardingham 18 8 3 0 1 1 1
C- Norville Carey 13 5 3 0 1 0 1
C- Rashard McGill 18 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Cedric Jenkins 15 5 1 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
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