2012-2013 Season Preview: Jackson State

Filed under Season Preview on November 8th, 2012
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Jackson State basketball gets the 2012-2013 season underway on November 11 in Waco against AP Preseason 19th ranked Baylor. The Tigers appear to have improved upon last season's team. They keep 100% of last season's player minutes and add in the efforts of four incoming freshmen.

Jackson State finished last year with an overall record of 7-23

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and landed in 8th place in the SWAC with a conference record of 5-13. The Tigers would go on to lose to Mississippi Valley State 63-60 in the SWAC tournament.

Familiar faces for the Tigers are sophomore Kelsey Howard (14.6 points/game), senior Jenirro Bush (15.5 points/game), junior Christian Williams (2.4 assists/game), junior Jonathan Lewis (2.3 assists/game), and freshman Sydney Coleman (3.1 points/game).

The Tigers pick up incoming freshmen including 5-9 Keeslee Stewart, 6-5 Derrell Taylor, 6-7 Sydney Coleman, and 5-11 Scottie Sterling. The team also picks up 6-1 senior Rod Melvin and 6-1 senior Phillip Williams.

The Tigers will face one AP preseason Top 25 opponent, at #19 Baylor on November 11th. Jackson State will begin SWAC play on January 2nd at Alabama State.

Season Preview Notes:
  • Since 2002, Jackson State has an overall winning percentage of 46.5%.
  • The Tigers have an average conference finish of 3.4 over the last 5 seasons. Over the past 16 the team has an average finish of 3.9.
  • The average final RPI (last year) of opponents on this year's schedule is 239.4.
  • This year's opponent with the highest RPI from last year is Baylor (#9).
  • This year's opponent with the lowest RPI from last year is Alabama A&M (#342).

Tags: Kelsey Howard, Jenirro Bush, Christian Williams, Jonathan Lewis, Sydney Coleman, Keeslee Stewart, Derrell Taylor, Scottie Sterling, Rod Melvin, Phillip Williams

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Season Preview: JSU should not be significantly better or worse than last year. Read our Season Preview
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SWAC Standings

OverallConf
1 SOU 19-13 15-3
2 Alabama State 19-13 12-6
2 Texas Southern 19-15 12-6
4 UAPB 13-18 11-7
5 Alabama A&M 14-16 10-8
6 Alcorn State 12-19 9-9
 7Jackson State 11-20 7-11
8 PVAMU 11-23 6-12
9 MVSU 9-23 5-13
10 Grambling State 5-24 3-15
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