Mississippi vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview

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Mississippi vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview
Mississippi
(26-8, 8-7 away)
(18) Wisconsin
(23-11, 16-4 home)
Venue: Sprint Center
12:40PM ET / 9:40AM PT, March 22, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi M Henderson 20.0 M Holloway 9.6 J Summers 3.7
Wisconsin B Brust 11.1 R Evans 7.3 T Jackson 2.8

12th-seeded Ole Miss battles No. 5-seeded Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Sprint Center on Friday. It takes place at 12:40 p.m. ET and you can catch it on truTV.

In a 66-63 win over Florida on Mar. 17, Murphy Holloway put up 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Rebels. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 9.6 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game. The Badgers were defeated by Ohio State 50-43 on Mar. 17 despite 10 points from Traevon Jackson. With 2.8 assists per game and 1.0 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Wisconsin will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: defensive rebounding percentage at 73.1 and turnover percentage at 15.7.

Wisconsin StatSmack

  • The SEC had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Big Ten.
  • Oxford isn't as congested as Madison (population is significantly lower).
  • The SEC has had three more NCAA Tournament Championships than the Big Ten over the past 10 years.
  • The SEC has 4 teams - Arkansas (9.3), LSU (9.2), Alabama (8.8), and Ole Miss (8.5) - that create more steals per game than the Big Ten leader, Michigan State (8.2).
  • Murphy Holloway is ranked 19th nationally in rebounds.
  • Reginald Buckner is ranked 16th nationally in blocks.
  • The Ole Miss rebounding leader (Murphy Holloway, 297 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Wisconsin rebounding leader (Ryan Evans, 232 rebounds).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Ole Miss currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (990 to 965) than Wisconsin, per the NCAA.
  • Ole Miss has a better record at home than Wisconsin this season (16-1 vs. 15-3).
  • Wisconsin has been ducking Ole Miss for over 30 years.
MISS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Murphy Holloway 31 14 9 1 2 1 2
B+ M. Henderson 31 20 3 2 1 0 2
B R. Buckner 28 9 7 1 1 3 1
C+ Jarvis Summers 27 9 2 4 1 0 2
C+ Nick Williams 25 8 2 2 1 0 1
C LaDarius White 20 7 3 1 1 0 1
C Aaron Jones 17 3 4 1 1 2 1
C D. Millinghaus 14 6 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Terry Brutus 10 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Newby 7 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Anthony Perez 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Demarco Cox 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Will Norman 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
WISC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jared Berggren 29 11 7 1 1 2 1
B+ Ben Brust 34 11 5 2 1 0 1
B Ryan Evans 29 10 8 2 1 1 1
B Sam Dekker 22 10 3 1 1 0 1
B- Mike Bruesewitz 28 7 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Traevon Jackson 27 6 2 3 1 0 2
C Frank Kaminsky 10 4 2 1 0 0 0
C George Marshall 17 5 1 1 0 0 1
C- Dan Fahey 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jordan Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Zak Showalter 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ J.D. Wise 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Evan Anderson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Zach Bohannon 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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