IUPUI welcomes South Dakota State to IUPUI Gymnasium on Saturday. It starts at 3:00 EST and you can see it on HTSN. The Jaguars are 4-5 against the Jackrabbits over the last four years. They lost 77-56 the last time they played (3/3/2012).
IUPUI is in 9th place in the Summit League, South Dakota State is in 3rd place.
In their last outing, despite 17 points from Mitchell Patton, the Jaguars fell to North Dakota State 78-40 on January 17th. He is averaging 12.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. In a 59-53 victory over Western Illinois on January 17th, Nate Wolters put up 22 points and 5 rebounds for the Jackrabbits. He puts up a team-leading 21.2 points per game, 5.7 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game. South Dakota State will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: turnover percentage at 16.2 and defensive rebounding percentage at 73.0.
StatSmack! IUPUI is better than South Dakota State
We just win. IUPUI has more wins over the last 5 years than South Dakota State (106 vs 91).
Property crime happens more often per capita in Brookings so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Indianapolis -- according to the FBI).
Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. IUPUI has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than South Dakota State this season (Projected SOS Rank: #156 vs #229).
At least you keep showing up. IUPUI has an average margin of victory of 14 over South Dakota State in 6 wins since 2007.