The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will travel to Iowa to face the Iowa State Cyclones Tuesday in non-conference basketball action. Southern Miss is 1-2 on the year while Iowa State is 2-1. These two haven't played since 2002 when Iowa State won. Iowa State is a 17 point favorite. Tipoff is Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.
Golden Eagles in rebuilding modeThe Southern Miss has not been taking it easy in the non-conference portion of its schedule. After beating Division II Delta State in the opener, they lost to North Florida and South Alabama. Southern Miss comes into this season with a whole new cast of characters -- with 11 new players. They will have to try and replace the production of seniors Cortez Edwards, Tyree Griffin, and Kevin Holland. They qualified for the CIT last year.
FreshmanArtur Konontsuk has been a nice surprise in the early going, averaging 13.3 points per game. In both losses, they were defeated in the final minutes. The Golden Eagles have been good on the glass, out rebounding their opponents. Leonard Harper-Baker averages 10 boards per game while Boban Jacdonmi averages 8.7 per game. They have held opponents to 30.8 percent shooting from three. Southern Miss likes to take the three. They jacked 22 from deep at South Alabama. LaDavius Draine shot 46 percent from three last year, which broke the school record.
Iowa State off to great startLife is tough in the Big 12, so when you're Iowa State, picked to finish 7th in the conference, you want to load up on non-conference wins. After losing at Oregon State, the Cyclones bounced back with a 70-52 win over Northern Illinois last time out. They were ice cold from three, going 3-for-25 from deep, but still managed to win easily. They were losing by three at half, but rolled with a big second half. The Cyclones held NIU to 18.2 percent shooting in the second half. Rasir Bolton scored 17 points to lead ISU while Solomon Young added 15 points. Michael Jacobson added nine points and 12 rebounds.
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Rasir Bolton has averaged 16.5 points per game over the last two games. Also, guard Tyrese Haliburton leads the nation in assists with 10.7 per game. They are third in the country with 21.3 assists per game and second in the nation with a 2.21 assist to turnover ratio. Iowa State averages 84.7 points per game.
- Golden Eagles are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
Trends are from Covers.com: Cyclones are 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Cyclones are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Conference USA.
- Cyclones are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Cyclones are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.