American University vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview

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American University vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview
American University
(4-8, 2-6 away)
(6) Kansas
(10-1, 9-1 home)
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, December 29, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
American University S Lumpkins 15.0 S Lumpkins 8.3 D Munoz 3.3
Kansas B McLemore 16.5 J Withey 8.3 E Johnson 5.0

In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Kansas appears to have an edge in two significant areas. The Jayhawks have an advantage over the Eagles in scoring, with an average of 77 pts/game to 55 pts/game. Additionally, Kansas has an edge American University in rebounding, 39 per game to 29 per game.

Kansas StatSmack

  • American University is a better three-point shooting team (39.7% vs 34.6%) than Kansas this season.
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, field goals made, and free throws made are in the Patriot.
  • The American University three-point leader (John Schoof) has more three-pointers than the Kansas three-point leader (Ben McLemore).
  • The Patriot has 2 teams - Lehigh (1.35) and Bucknell (1.31) - that have a better assist-to-turnover ratio than the Big 12 leader, Baylor (1.31).
  • The Patriot has 2 teams - Lehigh (80.3%) and Holy Cross (77.2%) - that shoot a better free throw percentage than the Big 12 leader, Oklahoma State (76.8%).
  • The Patriot has 5 teams - Lehigh (44.4%), American University (39.7%), Colgate (37.0%), Lafayette (35.9%), and Bucknell (35.9%) - that shoot a better three-point percentage than the Big 12 leader, Iowa State (35.9%).
  • The American University rebounding leader (Stephen Lumpkins) has more rebounds than the Kansas rebounding leader (Jeff Withey).
  • Kansas has to pay up to win. The coach for American University has a much lower base salary than Kansas ($284,149 vs $3,375,656).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? American University currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (970 to 1000) than Kansas, per the NCAA.
  • American University players are more experienced than Kansas players (10,335 minutes played vs 10,266 minutes played).
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B S. Lumpkins 35 15 8 1 1 2 3
C Daniel Munoz 37 10 2 3 1 0 3
C- John Schoof 36 8 2 2 1 0 2
C- Tony Wroblicky 23 7 5 1 1 1 2
D+ Mike Bersch 25 6 4 1 0 0 1
D Blake Jolivette 22 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Austin Carroll 20 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Daniel Fisher 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Marko Vasic 11 3 2 1 0 0 0
D Jesse Reed 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kyle Kager 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
F W. Flood Jr. 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Zach Elcano 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
KU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Ben McLemore 31 17 6 2 1 1 2
A Jeff Withey 30 15 9 1 1 5 2
A- Travis Releford 34 12 4 3 2 1 2
B Elijah Johnson 30 10 3 5 1 0 3
B Kevin Young 20 7 7 1 1 0 1
C+ Perry Ellis 15 5 3 1 0 0 1
C Naadir Tharpe 17 5 2 2 1 0 1
C Jamari Traylor 12 3 3 1 1 1 1
C A. White III 7 4 2 0 0 0 1
C Niko Roberts 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
C Tyler Self 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- Evan Manning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Rio Adams 4 1 0 1 0 0 1
D+ C. Garrett 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Justin Wesley 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
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