Southern Illinois vs. Missouri State: Full Game Preview

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Southern Illinois vs. Missouri State: Full Game Preview
Southern Illinois
(14-16, 5-11 away)
Missouri State
(10-21, 8-7 home)
Venue: Scottrade Center
9:35PM ET / 6:35PM PT, March 07, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Illinois D Jackson 15.2 J Early 7.4 K Brown-Surles 2.3
Missouri State A Downing 13.7 K Pickens 4.8 A Downing 2.7

Missouri State squares off against Southern Illinois in the first round of the Missouri Valley Tournament at Scottrade Center on Thursday. It takes place at 9:35 p.m. EST and you can see it on MVC Network. The Bears lost to the Salukis 62-54 on Feb. 16 and are 7-4 against them over the last four years.

The Bears got past Bradley 64-56 on Mar. 2 with the help of 15 points from Anthony Downing. He contributes team-best marks with 13.7 points per game, 2.7 assists per game, and 1.1 steals per game. In a 66-63 victory over Drake on Mar. 2, Jeff Early put up 26 points and six rebounds for the Salukis. He is averaging 13.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.4 rebounds per game.

Southern Illinois StatSmack

  • Missouri State has an average margin of victory of 8 over Southern Illinois in 28 wins since 1984.
  • Missouri State has more wins over the last 5 years than Southern Illinois (104 vs. 81).
  • Missouri State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Missouri State is 76.4 inches compared to 75.0 inches for Southern Illinois.
  • Anthony Downing is ranked 10th in the Missouri Valley in points.
  • The Missouri State assist leader (Anthony Downing, 85 assists) has more assists than the Southern Illinois assist leader (Kendal Brown-Surles, 68 assists).
  • Missouri State has a stronger schedule than Southern Illinois this season (SOS Rank: No. 61 vs. No. 134).
  • Missouri State is ranked higher than Southern Illinois in the Missouri Valley (No. 7 vs. No. 10).
  • Missouri State has come back to win after being down at half against Southern Illinois six times since 1998.
  • Missouri State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Missouri State is 204 lbs compared to 189 lbs for Southern Illinois.
  • Missouri State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (52.7 percent to 40.9 percent).
SIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Desmar Jackson 30 15 6 2 2 0 3
B- Jeff Early 30 13 7 1 2 0 2
C A. Beane Jr. 29 9 3 1 1 0 2
C Dantiel Daniels 23 8 3 1 1 1 1
C- K. Brown-Surles 30 6 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Jalen Pendleton 12 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Lindsay 20 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
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Anthony Downing 0 14 4 3 1 0 2
C Marcus Marshall 31 11 3 2 1 0 1
C- Christian Kirk 24 9 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Keith Pickens 23 6 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Gavin Thurman 22 7 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Nathan Scheer 22 5 2 1 1 0 1
D D. Williams 23 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Drew Wilson 14 3 4 0 0 0 0
F Michael Simpson 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Tomie Aromona 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Bruce Marshall 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Carmichael 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
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