College basketball preview: Quincy University men at Missouri S&T

Posted: Jan. 16, 2013 5:23 am Updated: Jan. 30, 2013 6:15 am

Quincy men (6-7, 1-4) at Missouri S&T (4-8, 0-5)

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, Rolla, Mo.

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Scouting the Miners: Missouri S&T's five Great Lakes Valley Conference losses have come by an average of 19.8 points. The Miners have only one win over a foe from the Division II ranks.

Mudi Eruteya, a 6-foot-1 junior guard who transferred from South Suburban College (Ill.), leads the team in scoring (13.9 points per game) and rebounding (8.7 per game). Bryce Foster, a 6-4 senior guard, is supplying 13.2 points and five rebounds per game.

The Miners are 14th in the GLVC in field-goal percentage defense (45.1 percent) and last in turnover/assist ratio. Their best attribute is their rebounding. They're outrebounding their opponents by an average of 4.7 boards per game, good for fifth in the league.

Weber gains minutes: With QU senior guard Ryan Stuckman missing both games last week with left knee soreness, it opened up more minutes for sophomore guard Austin Weber. He averaged five points and two rebounds per game in those two contests with an average of 18 minutes played per game. Weber hadn't played more than eight minutes in a game since notching 12 minutes in a Nov. 20 game against Truman State. QU coach Marty Bell said during his radio show Monday on ESPN 1440 that Stuckman is questionable for Thursday's game.

The series: Quincy leads the all-time series 15-5.

-- Blake Toppmeyer

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