Utah Valley vs. UMKC: Full Game Preview

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Utah Valley vs. UMKC: Full Game Preview
Utah Valley
(7-10, 3-6 away)
UMKC
(4-12, 2-6 home)
Venue: Swinney Recreation Center
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, January 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Utah Valley B Aird 13.6 B Aird 8.4 N Thompson 4.2
UMKC T Staton 10.8 F Chatmon 7.4 E Tyler 3.4

The Kangaroos look for a win at Swinney Recreation Center on Wednesday as Missouri-Kansas City hosts Utah Valley University. The game gets underway at 8:05 EST. The Kangaroos check in at 4-12 overall. Meanwhile, the Wolverines have a record of 7-10. According to the RPI, the Kangaroos are ranked No. 241 while the Wolverines are ranked No. 273. Missouri-Kansas City has lost its last eight games. Last season, the Kangaroos lost to the Wolverines 58-54. Over the last four years, the Missouri-Kansas City record against Utah Valley University is 1-1.

Utah Valley University StatSmack

  • Missouri-Kansas City is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Missouri-Kansas City is 77.1 inches compared to 75.9 inches for Utah Valley University.
  • The Summit League has a stronger schedule this year compared to the Great West (24 vs 33).
  • The Summit League has 2 teams - Western Illinois (40.5%) and North Dakota State (38.1%) - that shoot a better three-point percentage than the Great West leader, New Jersey Tech (37.4%).
  • The Summit League has 2 teams - South Dakota State (71.8) and South Dakota (71.0) - that score more per game than the Great West leader, New Jersey Tech (70.6).
  • The Missouri-Kansas City basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Utah Valley University (67% vs 27%).
  • The worst team in the Summit League has a higher RPI than the worst team in the Great West (310 vs 337).
  • The Summit League has had 5 more NCAA Tournament teams than the Great West over the past 5 years.
  • The Summit League has 2 teams - North Dakota State (46.8%) and Western Illinois (46.8%) - that shoot a better field goal percentage than the Great West leader, Utah Valley University (45.6%).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Missouri-Kansas City has a stronger schedule than Utah Valley University this season (SOS Rank: #102 vs #305).
  • The Summit League has a much better average team RPI than the Great West (198 vs 302).
  • The Summit League has a conference RPI that is better than the Great West (20 vs 32).
UVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Ben Aird 33 14 8 1 1 2 1
C Nick Thompson 32 10 7 4 1 0 3
C- Holton Hunsaker 32 13 2 3 1 0 3
C- Alfonzo Hubbard 29 11 5 2 1 0 2
D Jason Johnson 26 7 2 2 1 0 1
D Antoine Hosley 20 6 1 1 1 0 1
F Taylor Brown 17 3 1 1 1 0 1
F Zach Jones 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Keawe Enos 12 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Will Sinclair 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Justin Johnson 22 7 4 4 1 0 1
UMKC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Fred Chatmon 24 7 7 0 1 2 2
C Estan Tyler 31 10 3 4 1 0 3
C Thomas Staton 21 11 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Nelson Kirksey 19 7 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Nate Rogers 23 7 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Kirk Korver 23 7 3 0 1 0 1
D Trinity Hall 20 5 3 1 0 1 1
D- Brad Reid 12 2 2 0 0 1 0
D- Alton Tanner 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Mason Wedel 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
D- Caleb Johnson 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
F John Burke 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F A. Washington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Trevor Franklin 9 2 0 0 0 0 1
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