Grambling State vs. Jackson State: Full Game Preview

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Grambling State vs. Jackson State: Full Game Preview
Grambling State
(0-22, 0-15 away)
Jackson State
(6-16, 3-3 home)
Venue: Williams Assembly Center
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, February 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Grambling State T Rose 14.4 B Purvis 5.0 D Copeland 3.4
Jackson State D Nelson 15.3 W Readus 5.3 D Nelson 2.4

Grambling State visits Williams Assembly Center on Saturday to take on Jackson State. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. EST. The Grambling State Tigers fell to the Jackson State Tigers 57-46 on Jan. 19 and are 3-8 against them over the last four years.

Grambling State is 10th in the conference and Jackson State is seventh. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Grambling State Tigers were defeated by Texas Southern 80-52 on Feb. 11 despite 16 points from Terry Rose. At 14.4, he paces the team in points per game. For the Jackson State Tigers, Christian Williams put up 17 points in the 65-60 win over Prairie View A&M on Feb. 11. He contributes 2.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.9 points per game.

Jackson State has a statistical edge over Grambling State in one specific area, scoring, where the Jackson State Tigers have the upper hand over the Grambling State Tigers, 64 points per game to 49 points per game.

Jackson State StatSmack

  • Terry Rose is ranked 9th in the SWAC in points and 19th nationally in three-pointers.
  • Grambling State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Grambling State is 77.0 inches compared to 74.1 inches for Jackson State.
  • Grambling State has come back to win after being down at half against Jackson State five times since 1997.
  • The Grambling State three-point leader (Terry Rose, 70 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Jackson State three-point leader (Christian Williams, 46 three-pointers).
  • The Grambling State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Jackson State (78 percent vs. 25 percent).
  • Grambling isn't as congested as Jackson (population is significantly lower).
  • The Grambling State assist leader (David Copeland, 71 assists) has more assists than the Jackson State assist leader (Dundrecous Nelson, 36 assists).
  • Grambling State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Grambling State is 211 lbs compared to 188 lbs for Jackson State.
  • The Grambling State scoring leader (Terry Rose, 317 points) has more points than the Jackson State scoring leader (Kelsey Howard, 305 points).
GSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
D+ Terry Rose 34 14 3 1 0 0 3
D- P. Roberson 20 5 4 0 0 1 1
D- Bryant Purvis 29 7 5 1 1 0 3
D- Demetri Wheeler 24 4 4 1 0 0 1
D- David Copeland 28 4 3 3 1 0 2
D- Derron Hobbs 24 6 2 3 0 0 4
F Steven Danridge 17 4 2 0 0 1 1
F Will Hornsby 17 3 1 2 1 0 2
F Roman Higgins 16 4 2 0 1 0 2
F Brandon Dorsett 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
F Eric Garcia 21 4 3 1 1 0 4
F Justin Dobbs 13 5 1 0 1 0 2
F Carl Cobbins 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
F B. Turner 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
JSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Kelsey Howard 30 15 4 1 1 0 2
C D. Nelson 21 15 2 2 2 0 3
C- C. Williams 27 12 3 1 2 0 2
D+ Willie Readus 20 6 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Derrell Taylor 21 5 5 0 1 1 1
D Sydney Coleman 23 4 4 0 0 1 1
D Jeff Stubbs 18 7 2 1 1 0 2
D P. Williams 20 4 2 1 1 0 1
D- Jonathan Lewis 17 1 1 2 1 0 1
D- Raymond Gregory 11 3 3 0 0 1 1
F Keeslee Stewart 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Kenneth Smith 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Kenny Demouchet 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Travis Ballard 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Davon Jones 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
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