Updated: Mississippi Valley State (0-7) and Georgia Southern (4-6) Square Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Georgia Southern 33 30 63 -8.0
  MVSU 19 33 52 +8.0
Sat, Dec 22 2012, 02:00 PM CST

Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV

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Delta Devils basketball might have a chance to steal an unexpected win at Orleans Arena on Saturday as Mississippi Valley State goes up against Georgia Southern. Tip-off is at 3:00 EST. The Delta Devils currently sport a record of 0-7. The Eagles have a record of 4-6. Forget the RPI, where the Delta Devils are ranked higher, No. 107 to No. 172.

Reviewing current season metrics, Georgia Southern has an edge in two important categories. The Eagles have the upper hand in field goal percentage, 44% to 30%. Georgia Southern also has the advantage in scoring, 60 pts/game to 52 pts/game.

However, the Delta Devils have done a better job this season with rebounding, where they lead the Eagles, 35 per game to 28 per game. Over the last four years, the Mississippi Valley State record against Georgia Southern is 1-0.

StatSmack! Mississippi Valley State is better than Georgia Southern
  • More property crime happens in Statesboro so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Itta Bena -- according to the FBI).
  • You get an A for effort, but Mississippi Valley State has emerged victorious against Georgia Southern the last 2 times they've played.
  • Better not leave your building. Mississippi Valley State had a better record on the road than Georgia Southern last season (8-11 vs 4-12).
  • Mississippi Valley State had a better conference record than Georgia Southern last season (17-1 vs 12-6).
GS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Eric Ferguson 31 14 8 2 2 1 3
C C.J. Reed 32 11 2 3 1 0 2
C Tre Bussey 33 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Cleon Roberts 26 10 2 1 1 0 2
D+ C. Baskerville 18 5 4 1 0 0 1
D Marvin Baynham 17 5 3 1 0 0 1
D Jessie Pernell 22 5 1 1 1 0 1
D- Brian Holmes 14 2 1 1 1 0 1
D- K. Dunnican 10 1 2 0 0 1 1
D- Sam Mike 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Chris Daniels 9 1 2 1 0 0 1
F Cole Rives 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
F Tracy Ham Jr. 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
MVSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Davon Usher 33 17 6 1 1 0 2
C Matt Smith 26 7 7 0 1 1 2
C- Darius Tomlin 22 6 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Julius Francis 23 8 5 1 0 0 3
D Blake Ralling 19 4 3 0 1 0 1
D Darryl Marshall 25 4 2 2 0 0 3
D Cameron Dobbs 13 3 1 0 0 0 0
D- Ervin Thomas 19 2 4 1 0 0 4
F Nate Brandt 20 2 2 1 0 0 2
F Montreal Holley 12 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Marcus Johnson 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
F Cortlan Henry 12 1 2 0 1 0 1
F C. Samples 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Arthur Framery 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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