Pepperdine vs. Brigham Young: Full Game Preview

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Pepperdine vs. Brigham Young: Full Game Preview
Pepperdine
(9-6, 4-4 away)
Brigham Young
(12-4, 10-0 home)
Venue: Marriott Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Pepperdine L Jackson 14.1 S Davis 7.3 C Willis 4.7
Brigham Young T Haws 21.1 B Davies 7.7 M Carlino 4.0

There is a single key statistical area where Brigham Young can exploit Pepperdine, scoring, where the Cougars have an edge over the Waves, 78 points per game to 63 points per game.

Pepperdine StatSmack

  • Diaper Dandies love us. Brigham Young has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Pepperdine (5 vs 4).
  • Brigham Young has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.794 to 0.333).
  • Brigham Young players are more experienced than Pepperdine players (9,571 minutes played vs 7,812 minutes played).
  • The Brigham Young basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Pepperdine (100% vs 57%).
  • Brandon Davies is ranked 8th nationally in points, 3rd in the West Coast in rebounds, 6th in the West Coast in steals, and 3rd in the West Coast in blocks.
  • We just win. Brigham Young has more wins over the last 5 years than Pepperdine (150 vs 57).
  • Brigham Young has a more potent offense, scoring more points (78.1 per game vs 65.0 per game) than Pepperdine this season.
  • Brigham Young embarrassed Pepperdine by 38 points the last time they played (Feb 11, 2012).
  • The Brigham Young steals leader (Brandon Davies) has more steals than the Pepperdine steals leader (Caleb Willis).
  • It must sting. Brigham Young has blown out Pepperdine by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 2008.
PEPP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Stacy Davis 30 11 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Lorne Jackson 28 14 3 2 1 0 3
C+ Jordan Baker 31 11 5 3 1 0 4
C Caleb Willis 31 6 4 5 1 0 2
C Jett Raines 24 7 4 0 1 0 1
C- Nikolas Skouen 18 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- M. De Freitas 17 2 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Allen Stevens 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jan Maehlen 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Atif Russell 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Austin Mills 7 2 0 0 0 0 1
D Manny Ochenje 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Malte Kramer 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
BYU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Tyler Haws 33 21 5 2 1 0 2
A- Brandon Davies 28 19 8 3 1 1 3
B- Matt Carlino 25 9 3 4 2 0 2
C Brock Zylstra 23 7 4 2 1 0 1
C Josh Sharp 22 5 5 0 0 0 1
C Craig Cusick 22 5 3 2 1 0 1
C Nate Austin 14 4 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Raul Delgado 10 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Bronson Kaufusi 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
D A. Ambrosino 9 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Ian Harward 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Cory Calvert 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Anson Winder 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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