Idaho State vs. Eastern Washington: Full Game Preview

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Idaho State vs. Eastern Washington: Full Game Preview
Idaho State
(1-8, 0-7 away)
Eastern Washington
(2-9, 2-3 home)
Venue: Reese Court
5:05PM ET / 2:05PM PT, December 22, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Idaho State M Morgan 13.0 M Morgan 4.7 T Sanchez 3.0
Eastern Washington J Crosgile 15.3 V Jois 9.2 J Crosgile 5.4

Eastern Washington looks to have the advantage in two significant areas. With the edge in scoring (71 pts/game vs. 49 pts/game), the Eagles should find themselves in a good position on offense. Eastern Washington also has an advantage in rebounding, 36 per game to 26 per game. Last season, the Eagles went 3-0 against the Bengals, winning by an average margin of eight. Over the last four seasons, Eastern Washington is 7-2 against Idaho State, including 5-0 at home.

Idaho State StatSmack

  • Eastern Washington beat Idaho State by 6 points the last time they played (Mar 03, 2012).
  • Eastern Washington players are more experienced than Idaho State players (9,083 minutes played vs 4,677 minutes played).
  • Justin Crosgile is ranked 1st in the Big Sky in points, 3rd in the Big Sky in rebounds, 10th nationally in three-pointers, 31st nationally in assists, and 3rd in the Big Sky in steals.
  • Eastern Washington has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.364 to 0.305).
  • Eastern Washington has a more potent offense, scoring more points (73.8 per game vs 49.6 per game) than Idaho State this season.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Eastern Washington currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (928 to 914) than Idaho State, per the NCAA.
  • Eastern Washington is a better three-point shooting team (35.5% vs 28.6%) than Idaho State this season.
  • The Eastern Washington assist leader (Justin Crosgile) has more assists than the Idaho State assist leader (Tomas Sanchez).
  • We just win. Eastern Washington has more wins over the last 5 years than Idaho State (59 vs 51).
  • Eastern Washington is better under pressure, and has defeated Idaho State in 7 out of the last 12 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Melvin Morgan 34 13 5 3 1 0 4
C- Tomas Sanchez 34 9 4 3 2 0 3
D Chris Hansen 28 9 2 1 1 0 1
D Andre` Hatchett 28 6 4 2 1 0 2
D Neveij Walters 19 4 4 0 1 1 1
D- Jakub Kusmieruk 10 4 2 0 0 1 1
D- Nnamdi Ezenwa 25 3 3 0 1 0 1
F Avibakuro Preh 14 1 2 0 0 1 1
F Nick Mason 13 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Brian Hosman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Andy Harrington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Dejan Kostur 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
EWU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Venky Jois 34 14 9 1 1 2 2
C+ Justin Crosgile 36 15 6 5 1 0 3
D+ Martin Seiferth 20 7 6 0 0 2 1
D+ Colin Chiverton 17 11 2 1 0 1 2
D Jeffrey Forbes 23 5 2 2 1 0 1
D Thomas Reuter 19 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Parker Kelly 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Danny Powell 6 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Winford 14 4 2 2 0 0 1
D- Jordan Hickert 11 4 2 0 0 0 0
F Ivan Dorsey 9 2 0 0 0 0 1
F Tyler Harvey 5 2 1 0 1 0 0
F Daniel Hill 9 1 1 1 0 0 0
F Frederik Jorg 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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