New Mexico State vs. Saint Louis: Full Game Preview

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New Mexico State vs. Saint Louis: Full Game Preview
New Mexico State
(24-10, 6-9 away)
(13) Saint Louis
(27-6, 21-2 home)
Venue: HP Pavilion
2:10PM ET / 11:10AM PT, March 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico State D Mullings 13.8 B Sy 7.3 T Watson 2.8
Saint Louis D Evans 14.0 D Evans 7.7 J Jett 3.3

13th-seeded New Mexico State meets No. 4-seeded Saint Louis in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at HP Pavilion on Thursday. It starts at 2:10 p.m. ET and you can catch it on TNT.

In a 64-55 triumph over Texas-Arlington on Mar. 16, Daniel Mullings put up 16 points and six rebounds for the Aggies. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 13.8 points per game and 2.3 steals per game. For the Billikens, Dwayne Evans finished with 16 points and eight rebounds in the 62-56 win over Virginia Commonwealth on Mar. 17. With 14.0 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. From a tempo-free perspective, Saint Louis is strong in free throw rate at 44.1. This is good enough for second in the conference and 18th in the nation.

Saint Louis StatSmack

  • The New Mexico State scoring leader (Daniel Mullings, 432 points) has more points than the Saint Louis scoring leader (Dwayne Evans, 386 points).
  • The WAC has 5 teams - Seattle (40.0), Texas-Arlington (38.9), Louisiana Tech (38.6), New Mexico State (37.8), and Utah State (37.7) - that secure more rebounds per game than the A-10 leader, Fordham (37.6).
  • New Mexico State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (60.9 percent to 56.3 percent).
  • New Mexico State attacks the glass, with more rebounds (37.8 per game vs. 32.9 per game) than Saint Louis this season.
  • Sim Bhullar is ranked 26th nationally in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? New Mexico State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (926 to 923) than Saint Louis, per the NCAA.
  • Las Cruces isn't as congested as St Louis (population is significantly lower).
  • The New Mexico State blocks leader (Sim Bhullar, 73 blocks) has more blocks than the Saint Louis blocks leader (Cory Remekun, 35 blocks).
  • Daniel Mullings is ranked 22nd nationally in steals.
  • The New Mexico State steals leader (Daniel Mullings, 68 steals) has more steals than the Saint Louis steals leader (Jordair Jett, 40 steals).
NMSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Daniel Mullings 34 14 5 3 2 0 3
B- Sim Bhullar 24 10 6 1 0 2 1
B- Bandja Sy 35 12 7 2 1 1 2
C+ Tyrone Watson 34 11 5 3 1 0 3
C Renaldo Dixon 18 6 4 1 0 1 1
C- Terrel de Rouen 21 6 2 2 0 0 1
C- K. Ross-Miller 23 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ T. Nephawe 21 7 5 0 0 1 3
D+ Remi Barry 12 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Aronis 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D B.J West 4 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Matej Buovac 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Weary 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
SLU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Dwayne Evans 29 13 7 1 1 1 2
B K. Mitchell 29 10 2 3 1 0 2
B Mike McCall Jr 30 10 3 3 1 0 1
B Cody Ellis 26 10 4 1 1 0 1
B- Jordair Jett 27 10 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Rob Loe 23 7 3 1 0 0 1
C Cory Remekun 19 5 3 0 0 1 1
C Jake Barnett 16 4 3 1 0 0 1
C Grandy Glaze 13 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Keith Carter 13 3 1 1 0 0 0
D+ John Manning 7 2 1 0 0 1 0
D+ Sean Duff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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