Updated: Southern Illinois (12-16) and Northern Iowa (17-12) Square Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Northern Iowa 24 33 57 -2.5
  Southern Illinois 39 24 63 +2.5
Wed, Feb 27 2013, 07:00 PM CST

SIU Arena
Carbondale, IL
Attendance: 5,351
TV: MVC TV

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Southern Illinois plays host to Northern Iowa at SIU Arena on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST and you can catch it on MVC TV. The Salukis fell to the Panthers 58-45 on Jan. 23 and are 1-8 against them over the last four years.

Northern Iowa maintains third place in the Missouri Valley while Southern Illinois sits at 10th place.

In a 74-68 triumph over Miami (OH) on Feb. 23, Jeff Early put up 31 points and 12 rebounds for the Salukis. In addition to a team-leading 7.4 rebounds per game, he chips in 12.6 points per game. For the Panthers, Seth Tuttle put up 18 points and 5 rebounds in the 63-57 loss to Denver on Feb. 23. He contributes 6.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.8 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Northern Iowa performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 73.1 percent. This ranks second in the conference and 18th in the country.

StatSmack! Southern Illinois is better than Northern Iowa
  • Southern Illinois has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (57.9 percent to 52.3 percent).
  • The Southern Illinois scoring leader (Desmar Jackson, 422 points) has more points than the Northern Iowa scoring leader (Anthony James, 322 points).
  • AP voters think more highly of Southern Illinois and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Northern Iowa (17 vs. 10).
  • Jeff Early is ranked 5th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds and 6th in the Missouri Valley in steals.
UNI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Seth Tuttle 26 11 6 2 1 1 2
B- Jake Koch 28 10 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Anthony James 32 12 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Marc Sonnen 33 10 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Deon Mitchell 26 9 2 3 1 0 3
C- Matt Bohannon 22 5 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Chip Rank 15 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Nate Buss 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Austin Pehl 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D M. Singleton 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Max Martino 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Matt Morrison 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Chris Olivier 16 5 4 1 0 2 2
SIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Desmar Jackson 30 15 6 2 2 1 3
C+ Jeff Early 30 13 7 1 2 0 2
C A. Beane Jr. 30 9 3 2 1 0 2
C Dantiel Daniels 23 8 3 1 1 1 1
C- K. Brown-Surles 30 6 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Jalen Pendleton 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D T.J. Lindsay 19 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
F Calvin Belts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Missouri Valley Standings

OverallConf
1 Wichita State 35-1 18-0
2 Indiana State 23-11 12-6
3 Northern Iowa 16-15 10-8
4 Missouri State 20-13 9-9
4 Illinois State 18-16 9-9
 4SIU 14-19 9-9
7 Bradley 12-20 7-11
8 Drake 15-16 6-12
8 Evansville 14-19 6-12
10 LCU 10-22 4-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#0 Mike Balogun Jr G 6-2 170
#25 A. Beane Jr. So G 6-2 180
#10 Ibby Djimde Jr C 6-8 255
#4 D. Drinkard Sr F 6-9 240
#12 Marcus Fillyaw So G 6-1 180
#15 Hunter Gibson So G 6-3 180
#2 K.C. Goodwin Fr G 5-11 160
#3 Desmar Jackson Sr G 6-5 180
#11 Colby Long Sr G 5-11 180
#23 Bola Olaniyan Fr F 6-7 225
#33 Sean O`Brien Fr G 6-6 205
#1 Jalen Pendleton So G 6-2 205
#20 T. Smithpeters Fr G 6-3 170
#22 B. Verhines Sr F 6-6 200
#24 Dawson Verhines Jr G 6-4 210