Date: Dec. 22, 2009
Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. (CST)
Arena: Washington County Convention Center
TIPPING IT OFF
The Red Wolves hit the road for their final contest before the Christmas Holiday break, traveling to Greenville, Miss. to face Mississippi Valley State at the Washington County Convention Center, Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State is an NCAA Division I opponent that competem s in the SWAC. The Delta Devils hold a 1-10 record with their only win coming over Champion Baptist College, 102-56. In their most recent action MVSU lost at Oregon (51-79) and Oregon State (62-76). Their win over Champions Baptist was their only previous home game of the season. Senior guard Julius Cheeks is the only player averaging in double-digit scoring for the Delta Devils scoring 10.3 ppg. Junior forward Shannon Behling leads the team pulling down 5.0 rebounds per contest.
SERIES VERSUS MVSU
ASU holds a 10-4 series record over the Delta Devils in the two teams all-time series, including winning a 75-58 win over MVSU last season at the Convocation Center. Then-junior Mike Lance scored 18 points against the Delta Devils last season, to lead the Red Wolves in the contest.
BRYANT / REED BREAK 100 PTS
ASU has had two players already break 100 points through nine games this season. Sophomore guard Daniel Bryant has provided a spark off the bench for the Red Wolves and through nine games has nearly recorded half of his total points from a year ago. Bryant already has 126 points, a team high. Reed is just behind Bryant with 113 points already this season. Both Bryant and Reed are averaging in double-digits. Both players broke the 100 point plateau against Missouri State, each scoring 16 pts.
ASU downed UALR in its conference opener Sunday at the Convocation Center. It was the first win for ASU head coach John Brady past the instate rival UALR. ASU had four players score in double-digits led by Bryant (17), Brown (11), Adams (11) and Reed (10). ASU is 10-8 in Sun Belt Conference openers dating back to when the Red Wolves joined the league during the 1991-92 season. ASU is 4-1 in league openers over the past five years.
BRADY APPROACHES 300th CAREER WIN
ASU head coach John Brady currently owns a 298-240 record just two wins shy of his 300th career win. Brady is 17-22 at the helm of the Red Wolves program.
ASU is ranked nationally in the top 50 in three-point field goal percentage defense and blocked shots per game. ASU sits 41st in three-point field goal percentage (28.8) and 47th in blocked shots per game (5.0). Brandon Peterson is ranked 32nd in the nation in blocks per game 2.5 while Trey Finn ranks 54th in steals per game (2.3).