Eastern Kentucky vs. Murray State: Full Game Preview

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Eastern Kentucky vs. Murray State: Full Game Preview
Eastern Kentucky
(12-3, 3-3 away)
Murray State
(11-3, 5-2 home)
Venue: CFSB Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Eastern Kentucky M DiNunno 16.7 T Johnson 4.3 G Cosey 3.3
Murray State I Canaan 21.6 E Daniel 10.7 I Canaan 3.9

Murray State has a statistical advantage over Eastern Kentucky in one significant area, rebounding, where the Racers have an edge over the Colonels, 36 per game to 26 per game. The Four Factors in which Eastern Kentucky stands out are turnover percentage at 18.0 and effective field goal percentage at 55.0.

Eastern Kentucky StatSmack

  • Murray State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Eastern Kentucky (4 vs 2).
  • You get an A for effort, but Murray State has emerged victorious against Eastern Kentucky the last 7 times they've played.
  • The Murray State blocks leader (Ed Daniel) has more blocks than the Eastern Kentucky blocks leader (Eric Stutz).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Murray State has come back to win after being down at half against Eastern Kentucky 8 times since 1996.
  • The Murray State scoring leader (Isaiah Canaan) has more points than the Eastern Kentucky scoring leader (Glenn Cosey).
  • Isaiah Canaan is ranked 21st nationally in points, 14th nationally in three-pointers, and 8th in the Ohio Valley in assists.
  • Murray State beat Eastern Kentucky by 9 points the last time they played (Jan 04, 2012).
  • Dexter Fields is ranked 9th in the Ohio Valley in three-pointers.
  • It must sting. Murray State has blown out Eastern Kentucky by 20 points or more on 7 occasions since 1996.
  • Murray State does a better job contesting shots (40.3% allowed vs 44.5% allowed) than Eastern Kentucky this season.
EKU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Mike DiNunno 35 15 2 4 2 0 2
B Glenn Cosey 36 15 3 3 2 0 1
C+ Corey Walden 26 11 3 2 1 0 1
C O. Williams 22 9 2 2 0 1 2
C Tarius Johnson 23 7 4 1 1 0 1
C Marcus Lewis 20 6 3 1 2 0 1
C Eric Stutz 21 7 4 2 1 0 1
C- Jeff Johnson 18 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Deverin Muff 12 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Tommy Matthews 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Timmy Knipp 8 3 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Babb-Harrison 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Robbie Stenzel 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Ryan Parsons 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
MURRAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Isaiah Canaan 34 22 4 4 1 0 3
B+ Ed Daniel 29 15 11 1 1 2 2
B Stacy Wilson 31 14 5 3 1 0 2
C+ Dexter Fields 27 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Brandon Garrett 25 6 5 1 1 0 2
C Jeffrey Moss 20 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Terron Gilmore 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Zay Henderson 8 1 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Erik McCree 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Rambo 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ C.J. Ford 10 2 1 1 1 0 1
D LaTreze Mushatt 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Jordan Burge 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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