Youngstown State vs. Loyola (IL): Full Game Preview

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Youngstown State vs. Loyola (IL): Full Game Preview
Youngstown State
(8-6, 4-4 away)
Loyola (IL)
(10-3, 6-1 home)
Venue: Joseph J. Gentile Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Youngstown State K Perry 16.4 D Eargle 7.0 K Perry 4.6
Loyola (IL) B Averkamp 15.7 B Averkamp 6.5 C Payne 4.7

With just a few games played, this might set the tone for the Horizon campaign for both teams. The Ramblers check in at 10-3 overall and are 1-0 in the Horizon. Meanwhile, the Penguins have a record of 8-6, including 0-1 in the conference. The Ramblers No. 93 RPI ranking also signifies an advantage over the Penguins at No. 172. Also, Loyola (Chicago) has won four straight, and believes it can add to that. Last season, the Ramblers went 0-2 against the Penguins, losing by an average margin of 10. Over the past four seasons, Loyola (Chicago) has a record of 4-4 against Youngstown State, including 2-2 at home.

Youngstown State StatSmack

  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Loyola currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (976 to 929) than Youngstown State, per the NCAA.
  • Cully Payne is ranked 6th in the Horizon in assists.
  • Devon Turk is ranked 8th in the Horizon in three-pointers.
  • Ben Averkamp is ranked 6th in the Horizon in points, 7th in the Horizon in rebounds, and 2nd in the Horizon in blocks.
  • We just win. Loyola has more wins over the last 5 years than Youngstown State (72 vs 61).
  • Loyola has a better scoring defense (57.8 allowed per game vs 63.7 allowed per game) than Youngstown State this season.
  • The Loyola basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Youngstown State (75% vs 50%).
  • Loyola allows fewer rebounds (31.1 allowed per game vs 37.4 allowed per game) than Youngstown State this season.
  • Even computers respect Loyola more. We have a better RPI this season than Youngstown State (RPI: #114 vs #190).
YSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kendrick Perry 34 17 5 5 2 1 2
C+ Damian Eargle 30 12 7 1 1 3 1
C+ Blake Allen 32 12 4 3 1 0 1
C Kamren Belin 27 8 6 1 1 1 2
D+ S. Amiker Jr. 23 8 4 1 1 0 2
D+ D.J. Cole 21 4 2 3 1 0 1
D+ Bobby Hain 16 6 4 0 0 1 1
D Fletcher Larson 5 3 1 0 0 0 0
D- Ryan Weber 9 2 1 1 1 0 1
D- Josh Chojnacki 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Mike Podolsky 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Danny Reese 6 2 0 1 1 0 1
LCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Ben Averkamp 32 16 6 2 1 2 2
C Cully Payne 29 9 2 5 1 0 3
C- C. Thomas 22 7 5 1 1 0 1
C- Jordan Hicks 26 6 4 1 1 0 1
C- Devon Turk 19 8 1 1 0 0 1
C- Joe Crisman 26 5 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Tanner Williams 11 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Jeff White 19 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Matt O`Leary 14 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Nick Osborne 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Bill Clark 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- London Dokubo 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
F Derrick Boone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Kody Williams 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
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