UCF vs. Southern Miss: Full Game Preview

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UCF vs. Southern Miss: Full Game Preview
UCF
(20-10, 5-5 away)
Southern Miss
(22-8, 12-1 home)
Venue: Reed Green Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UCF I Sykes 15.8 K Clanton 8.5 I Sykes 4.6
Southern Miss D Davis 15.3 J Mills 7.4 N Watson 4.9

On Saturday, Southern Miss hosts UCF at Reed Green Coliseum. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST. The Golden Eagles lost to the Knights 60-58 on Feb. 6 and are 5-3 against them over the last four years.

Southern Miss is in second place in the Conference USA and needs to hold off UCF who sit just south in third place.

The Golden Eagles fell 88-84 to Marshall on Mar. 5. Dwayne Davis finished with 35 points and five rebounds in the loss. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 15.3 points per contest. For the Knights, Isaiah Sykes finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the 74-70 win over UAB on Mar. 6. He contributes a team-leading 15.8 points per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 2.3 steals per game.

UCF StatSmack

  • Jerrold Brooks is ranked 6th in Conference USA in three-pointers.
  • Southern Miss allows fewer rebounds (28.9 allowed per game vs. 34.3 allowed per game) than UCF this season.
  • The Southern Miss three-point leader (Jerrold Brooks, 61 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the UCF three-point leader (Kasey Wilson, 40 three-pointers).
  • Southern Miss has come back to win after being down at half against UCF three times since 2005.
  • Even computers respect Southern Miss more. Southern Miss has a better RPI this season than UCF (RPI: No. 44 vs. No. 103).
  • Diaper Dandies love Southern Miss. Southern Miss has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than UCF (1 vs. 0).
  • Southern Miss is ranked higher than UCF in Conference USA (No. 2 vs. No. 3).
  • Southern Miss has a better conference record than UCF this season (11-4 vs. 9-6).
  • Southern Miss has a better record at home than UCF this season (11-1 vs. 14-5).
UCF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Isaiah Sykes 0 16 7 5 2 0 4
B+ Keith Clanton 0 15 9 3 1 2 3
B- T. Spurlock 33 11 6 2 1 1 1
C+ C. Newell Jr. 32 12 2 3 2 0 2
C Kasey Wilson 25 9 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Matt Williams 15 5 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Daiquan Walker 21 4 2 2 0 0 1
D Staphon Blair 7 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Robert King III 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Rod Days 9 1 1 0 1 0 0
D Dylan Karell 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Coons 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Bobby Horodyski 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Isaac Lang 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
USM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dwayne Davis 29 15 5 3 1 0 3
C+ Neil Watson 32 10 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Jonathan Mills 28 9 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Jerrold Brooks 30 11 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Michael Craig 20 9 5 2 2 0 2
C D. Boardingham 20 8 4 0 1 1 1
C- Rashard McGill 19 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- Norville Carey 12 5 2 0 1 0 1
D+ Cedric Jenkins 14 5 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Deon Edwin 10 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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