Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

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Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
Eastern Michigan
(6-3, 0-3 away)
(2) Michigan
(11-0, 10-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, December 20, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Eastern Michigan D Thompson 11.9 D Harrison 6.4 J Ross 3.1
Michigan T Burke 17.4 G Robinson III 6.2 T Burke 7.1

There are three key statistical areas where Michigan has an advantage. The Wolverines will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Eagles in assists, 16 per game to 10 per game. In addition, Michigan has an advantage in scoring, 79 pts/game to 56 pts/game. Finally, the Wolverines have the upper hand in field goal percentage as well, 51% to 38%. Over the last four seasons, Michigan is 1-0 against Eastern Michigan,

Eastern Michigan StatSmack

  • Michigan takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Eastern Michigan (3 vs 0).
  • Michigan is a better shooting team (51.1% vs 38.7%) than Eastern Michigan this season.
  • The Michigan rebounding leader (Glenn Robinson III) has more rebounds than the Eastern Michigan rebounding leader (Daylen Harrison).
  • The Michigan steals leader (Trey Burke) has more steals than the Eastern Michigan steals leader (Glenn Bryant).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Michigan has a better overall record than Eastern Michigan this season (11-0 vs 6-3).
  • Be afraid. Michigan has blown out more teams than Eastern Michigan this season (5 blowouts vs 0).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Michigan has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Eastern Michigan (11 vs 1).
  • Michigan has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.626 to 0.397).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Michigan has a stronger schedule than Eastern Michigan this season (SOS Rank: #27 vs #72).
  • Michigan embarrassed Eastern Michigan by 31 points the last time they played (Dec 13, 2008).
  • Nik Stauskas is ranked 33rd nationally in three-pointers.
Emich Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Derek Thompson 23 12 2 1 1 0 1
C Glenn Bryant 27 10 5 0 1 1 2
C Daylen Harrison 29 10 6 2 1 0 3
C DaShonte Riley 23 4 6 1 1 3 1
D+ Jalen Ross 21 4 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Jamell Harris 19 3 4 0 1 1 1
D J.R. Sims 14 3 1 0 1 0 1
D A. Chandler 7 3 0 0 0 0 0
D Matt Balkema 13 2 3 0 0 0 0
D Austin Harper 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Ray Lee 14 6 1 2 1 0 3
D- Josh Lyle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F A. Strickland 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
F James Still 14 3 4 0 1 0 1
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Trey Burke 33 17 3 7 1 0 2
B+ Tim Hardaway Jr 33 16 5 3 1 1 2
B+ Nik Stauskas 29 13 3 1 1 0 1
B+ G. Robinson III 31 11 6 1 1 0 1
B- Jordan Morgan 21 7 5 1 1 0 1
C+ Mitch McGary 15 6 6 0 1 0 1
C Caris LeVert 11 2 1 1 0 0 0
C- Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 0
C- Spike Albrecht 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 7 1 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Bartelstein 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
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