IUPUI vs. South Dakota State: Full Game Preview

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IUPUI vs. South Dakota State: Full Game Preview
IUPUI
(6-25, 1-14 away)
South Dakota State
(22-9, 14-0 home)
Venue: Sioux Falls Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
IUPUI J Hart 14.2 D Gibbs 6.4 G Rice 3.5
South Dakota State N Wolters 22.8 J Dykstra 7.9 N Wolters 5.7

South Dakota State squares off against IUPUI in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament at Sioux Falls Arena on Saturday. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on FCS or Midco Sports. The Jackrabbits defeated the Jaguars 82-45 on Feb. 14 and are 7-4 against them over the past four years.

In their last outing, behind 23 points and nine rebounds from Chad White, the Jackrabbits blew out Nebraska-Omaha 100-82 on Feb. 28. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.9 points per game. For the Jaguars, Mitchell Patton finished with 19 points and seven rebounds in the 48-44 loss to Missouri-Kansas City on Mar. 2. He averages 13.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.2 blocks per game.

South Dakota State has a statistical advantage in two significant areas. With the edge in rebounding (35.3 per game to 29.3 per game), the Jackrabbits should find themselves in a good position on offense. South Dakota State also has an advantage in scoring, 74.2 points per game to 66 points per game.

IUPUI StatSmack

  • South Dakota State has a better record on the road than IUPUI this season (7-9 vs. 1-13).
  • Be afraid. South Dakota State has blown out more teams than IUPUI this season (five blowouts vs. one).
  • Boom! South Dakota State humiliated IUPUI by 37 points the last time they played (Feb 14, 2013).
  • South Dakota State is ranked higher than IUPUI in the Summit League (No. 1 vs. No. 9).
  • That must sting. South Dakota State has blown out IUPUI by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2008.
  • South Dakota State does a better job contesting shots (44.1 percent allowed vs. 48.6 percent allowed) than IUPUI this season.
  • South Dakota State allows fewer rebounds (31.4 allowed per game vs. 36.4 allowed per game) than IUPUI this season.
  • South Dakota State has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (59.4 percent to 49.4 percent).
  • South Dakota State players are more experienced than IUPUI players (16,496 minutes played vs. 11,946 minutes played).
  • South Dakota State has a stronger schedule than IUPUI this season (SOS Rank: No. 183 vs. No. 202).
  • Chad White is ranked 8th in the Summit League in three-pointers.
IUPUI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Mitchell Patton 26 14 5 1 0 1 2
C John Hart 33 14 3 2 1 0 3
C Donovan Gibbs 33 10 6 1 1 0 2
D+ Sean Esposito 31 8 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Greg Rice 29 9 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Ian Chiles 30 10 2 2 2 1 3
D Lyonell Gaines 20 6 5 1 1 0 1
D Jordan Shanklin 23 6 2 1 1 0 1
D P.J. Hubert 15 6 1 1 0 0 1
D- M. Barksdale 10 0 1 1 0 0 1
F Cameron Loepker 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Nick Kitcoff 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Kevin Rose 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
SDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Nate Wolters 0 23 6 6 2 0 2
B- Jordan Dykstra 32 12 8 2 1 1 2
C+ Joshua White 30 11 5 1 0 1 0
C+ Brayden Carlson 0 9 4 3 1 0 1
C+ Tony Fiegen 31 10 5 1 0 0 1
C Chad White 31 10 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Marcus Heemstra 12 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Taevaunn Prince 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Joey Feilmeier 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Jake Bittle 14 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Zach Horstman 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Cory Jacobsen 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
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