Arkansas State vs. Kent State: Full Game Preview

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Arkansas State vs. Kent State: Full Game Preview
Arkansas State
(6-4, 2-3 away)
Kent State
(6-5, 4-3 home)
Venue: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, December 22, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arkansas State E Townsel 14.6 B Peterson 10.2 C Golden 2.4
Kent State C Evans 16.1 C Evans 7.5 R Holt 2.4

Red Wolves basketball has a chance to steal an unexpected win at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on Saturday as the Golden Flashes host the Red Wolves. The game starts at 7:00 EST. The Red Wolves are 6-4 overall. Meanwhile, the Golden Flashes have a record of 6-5. Last season, the Red Wolves lost to the Golden Flashes 69-54.

Kent State StatSmack

  • Last year the worst team in the Sun Belt had a higher RPI than the worst team in the MAC (315 vs 332).
  • The Arkansas State rebounding leader (Brandon Peterson) has more rebounds than the Kent State rebounding leader (Chris Evans).
  • Edward Townsel is ranked 42nd nationally in three-pointers.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Arkansas State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Kent State (1 vs 0).
  • The Sun Belt has 2 teams - Western Kentucky (40.5) and North Texas (39.6) - that secure more rebounds per game than the MAC leader, Western Michigan (38.4).
  • The Arkansas State blocks leader (Brandon Peterson) has more blocks than the Kent State blocks leader (Chris Evans).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Arkansas State has a better overall record than Kent State this season (6-3 vs 5-5).
  • Arkansas State players are more experienced than Kent State players (11,529 minutes played vs 7,663 minutes played).
  • The Sun Belt has had 2 more NBA Draft picks than the MAC over the past 5 years.
  • Brandon Peterson is ranked 36th nationally in rebounds.
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, field goals made, free throws made, three-pointers, and steals are in the Sun Belt.
A-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- B. Peterson 35 12 10 1 1 2 2
C+ Edward Townsel 32 15 2 2 2 0 1
C Raeford Worsham 20 9 4 1 2 0 1
C K. Washington 27 9 5 1 1 1 2
C- Trey Finn 33 9 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Cameron Golden 19 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Josh Pierre 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Marcus Hooten 19 7 2 1 1 0 2
D R. Dickerson 19 3 2 2 1 0 1
D K. Brown 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Weaver 4 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- Seth Kisler 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
D- Kelvin Downs 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
KSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Chris Evans 32 16 7 2 2 1 3
B- Randal Holt 32 13 3 2 2 0 2
C Kris Brewer 26 8 3 2 1 0 2
C Mark Henniger 23 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Chris Ortiz 15 6 4 0 0 0 1
C Melvin Tabb 17 7 4 0 0 0 1
C- Bryson Pope 19 6 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Darren Goodson 16 4 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Kellon Thomas 19 3 1 2 1 0 1
D D. Manley 8 5 1 0 0 0 0
D E. Morris Jr. 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Brian Frank 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Brunswick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Khaliq Spicer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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