Miami (OH) vs. Southern Illinois: Full Game Preview

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Miami (OH) vs. Southern Illinois: Full Game Preview
Miami (OH)
(8-16, 3-9 away)
Southern Illinois
(11-16, 7-5 home)
Venue: SIU Arena
3:05PM ET / 12:05PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Miami (OH) A Roberts 12.8 W Felder 5.4 Q Rollins 4.0
Southern Illinois D Jackson 15.1 J Early 7.4 K Brown-Surles 2.4

Southern Illinois welcomes Miami (OH) to SIU Arena on Saturday. The game starts at 3:05 p.m. EST.

The Salukis fell 59-45 to Creighton on Feb. 19. Jeff Early finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. On top of a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game, he also scores 12.6 points per game. For the RedHawks, Quinten Rollins finished with 7 points and 5 rebounds in the 79-71 loss to Buffalo on Feb. 16. With 4 assists per game and 2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Miami (OH) StatSmack

  • The Southern Illinois rebounding leader (Jeff Early, 188 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Miami rebounding leader (Will Felder, 129 rebounds).
  • The Southern Illinois scoring leader (Desmar Jackson, 405 points) has more points than the Miami scoring leader (Allen Roberts, 307 points).
  • The Missouri Valley has had nine more NCAA Tournament teams than the MAC over the past 10 years.
  • The Missouri Valley has 2 teams - Creighton (76.0) and Illinois State (75.3) - that score more per game than the MAC leader, Ohio (74.5).
  • The Missouri Valley has 3 teams - Creighton (42.6 percent), Drake (39.3 percent), and Northern Iowa (36.7 percent) - that shoot a better three-point percentage than the MAC leader, Ohio (36.3 percent).
  • The Missouri Valley had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the MAC.
  • The Missouri Valley has a conference RPI that is better than the MAC (No. 9 vs. No. 17).
  • The Missouri Valley has a much better average team RPI than the MAC (120 vs. 198).
  • The Missouri Valley has 2 teams - Evansville (1.42) and Creighton (1.41) - that have a better assist-to-turnover ratio than the MAC leader, Ohio (1.41).
  • Southern Illinois has a better record at home than Miami this season (7-4 vs. 5-7).
  • The Missouri Valley has a stronger schedule this year compared to the MAC (No. 9 vs. No. 16).
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Will Felder 27 11 5 1 1 1 2
C Bill Edwards 20 9 3 2 1 0 2
C Allen Roberts 28 13 2 2 1 0 2
C- Quinten Rollins 29 5 3 4 2 0 2
C- Jon Harris 24 7 4 1 1 0 1
C- Reggie Johnson 26 9 2 1 1 0 2
D+ G. McKnight 20 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Will Sullivan 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Drew McGhee 12 5 2 0 0 0 1
D- Vince Legarza 8 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- Josh Sewell 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Jared Tadlock 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Joe Mezher 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
SIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Desmar Jackson 30 15 6 2 2 1 3
C+ Jeff Early 30 13 7 1 2 0 2
C A. Beane Jr. 30 9 3 2 1 0 2
C Dantiel Daniels 23 8 3 1 1 1 1
C- K. Brown-Surles 30 6 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Jalen Pendleton 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D T.J. Lindsay 19 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Josh Swan 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
D D. Drinkard 13 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Tony Bryer 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D- Colby Long 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Diamond Taylor 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Bonifield 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Calvin Belts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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