Montana State vs. Northern Colorado: Full Game Preview

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Montana State vs. Northern Colorado: Full Game Preview
Montana State
(5-7, 0-5 away)
Northern Colorado
(3-9, 2-1 home)
Venue: Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana State C Moon 12.6 P Egwuonwu 5.5 A Biglow 3.4
Northern Colorado T Unruh 11.4 D Barden 7.6 T Svihovec 2.7

In spite of 19 points and 8 rebounds from Derrick Barden, the Bears came up short 86-63 against Idaho State on January 5th. He is averaging 11.2 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game. In a 70-68 victory over Eastern Washington on January 5th, Flavien Davis put up 19 points and 5 rebounds for the Bobcats. He contributes 4.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.8 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Montana State performs well in turnover percentage at 17.7. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 42nd in the country.

Montana State StatSmack

  • The Northern Colorado three-point leader (Tate Unruh) has more three-pointers than the Montana State three-point leader (Calen Coleman).
  • We just win. Northern Colorado has more wins over the last 5 years than Montana State (85 vs 72).
  • The Northern Colorado rebounding leader (Derrick Barden) has more rebounds than the Montana State rebounding leader (Paul Egwuonwu).
  • Derrick Barden is ranked 3rd in the Big Sky in rebounds.
  • Northern Colorado players are more experienced than Montana State players (7,709 minutes played vs 4,689 minutes played).
  • At least you keep showing up. Northern Colorado has an average margin of victory of 13 over Montana State in 7 wins since 2004.
  • Northern Colorado is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Northern Colorado is 76.1 inches compared to 74.8 inches for Montana State.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Northern Colorado has a stronger schedule than Montana State this season (SOS Rank: #223 vs #237).
  • Northern Colorado has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.533 to 0.438).
  • Tate Unruh is ranked 3rd in the Big Sky in three-pointers.
  • Northern Colorado does a better job contesting shots (40.3% allowed vs 48.7% allowed) than Montana State this season.
MTST Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Antonio Biglow 31 12 2 3 2 0 2
C+ Xavier Blount 30 13 5 1 1 0 2
C Paul Egwuonwu 26 8 5 1 1 1 1
C Flavien Davis 23 10 4 2 1 0 2
C Christian Moon 29 13 4 1 1 0 1
C- Jamie Stewart 23 9 4 1 1 0 2
C- Calen Coleman 20 9 3 1 1 0 1
D Marcus Colbert 18 5 2 2 1 0 1
D Michael Dison 18 5 2 1 1 0 2
D Danny Robison 12 3 3 0 1 0 1
D- Eric Norman 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Blake Brumwell 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Jeff Budinich 5 3 1 0 0 0 0
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Derrick Barden 29 11 8 1 1 0 1
C Tate Unruh 30 11 4 2 1 0 2
C- Tevin Svihovec 27 10 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Tim Huskisson 24 7 5 1 1 1 2
D Connor Osborne 20 5 4 1 0 1 1
D Emmanuel Addo 18 6 3 1 0 0 1
D Paul Garnica 18 8 2 2 1 0 2
F Greg Tucker 9 2 1 0 1 0 1
F James Davis 16 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Brendan Keane 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Douvier 10 4 3 1 0 0 1
F Cody McDavis 8 5 2 1 0 0 1
F Xzaivier James 9 4 2 2 1 0 1
F Dylan Elias 9 4 1 1 0 0 1
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