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

Posted: Feb. 15, 2013 4:58 pm Updated: Mar. 9, 2013 1:15 am

Missouri S&T (6-15, 2-12) at Quincy men (10-12, 5-9)

3:15 p.m. Saturday, Pepsi Arena

ESPN 1440 AM

Twitter: @btoppmeyer

Scouting the Miners: Mudi Eruteya tallied 19 points and 15 rebounds Thursday in S&T's 77-64 loss at Illinois-Springfield. It was the Miners' fourth straight loss.

Eruteya, a foot-1 junior guard, leads the team in scoring (13.8 points per game), rebounding (8.2 per game) and assists (3.7 per game). Nusrath Kahn, a 5-10 junior guard, is supplying 10.6 points per game. The Miners rank near the bottom of the Great Lakes Valley Conference in most statistical categories and are last in the 16-team league in turnover margin (minus-3.52 per game). They do rank fourth in the GLVC in rebounding margin (plus-4.7 per game).

Offensive struggles: QU shot 34 percent of the field in its 64-44 loss Thursday to Drury at Pepsi Arena. It marked the seventh time this season QU shot less than 40 percent from the field. The Hawks are 1-6 in those games.

The series: Quincy leads the all-time series 16-5.

-- Blake Toppmeyer

 

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