Florida International vs. Arkansas State: Full Game Preview

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Florida International vs. Arkansas State: Full Game Preview
FL Internationial
(7-7, 3-5 away)
Arkansas State
(10-5, 7-1 home)
Venue: Convocation Center (AR)
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
FL Internationial T Murphy 15.1 T Murphy 7.7 D Hill 2.8
Arkansas State E Townsel 16.5 B Peterson 9.3 R Dickerson 2.4

The 20 points and 10 rebounds by Tymell Murphy helped the Golden Panthers to a 74-72 victory over Bethune-Cookman on January 7th. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 15.1 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.1 blocks per game. For the Red Wolves, Edward Townsel finished with 25 points and 5 rebounds in the 75-61 win over Western Kentucky on January 5th. He leads the team in points with 16.5 per game and steals with 1.9 per game.

Arkansas State StatSmack

  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Florida International has a stronger schedule than Arkansas State this season (SOS Rank: #89 vs #306).
  • The Florida International assist leader (Gaby Belardo) has more assists than the Arkansas State assist leader (Cameron Golden).
  • Boom! Florida International humiliated Arkansas State by 19 points the last time they played (Nov 29, 2012).
  • Even computers respect Florida International more. We have a better RPI this season than Arkansas State (RPI: #149 vs #195).
  • Malik Smith is ranked 41st nationally in three-pointers.
  • At least you keep showing up. Florida International has an average margin of victory of 12 over Arkansas State in 7 wins since 1985.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Florida International has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Arkansas State (1 vs 0).
FIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tymell Murphy 30 15 8 2 1 1 2
B- Malik Smith 32 14 3 1 1 0 2
B- Jerome Frink 30 10 7 1 1 0 2
C Tola Akomolafe 25 5 5 1 1 0 2
C- Juan Ferrales 20 6 1 1 0 0 1
C- Deric Hill 16 5 2 2 2 0 2
D+ Gaby Belardo 20 6 2 3 1 0 3
D+ M. Porcher Jimenez 11 5 2 0 0 0 1
D Cameron Bell 13 3 1 1 1 0 3
D Joey De La Rosa 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Ivan Jurkovic 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Manuel Nunez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Dee Lewis 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
A-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- B. Peterson 35 11 9 1 1 1 2
C+ Edward Townsel 33 17 4 1 2 0 1
C Trey Finn 32 8 5 2 1 0 2
C Raeford Worsham 20 8 4 1 1 1 1
C- K. Washington 23 7 4 1 1 1 2
D+ Cameron Golden 18 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ R. Dickerson 20 4 2 2 2 0 1
D+ Josh Pierre 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Marcus Hooten 18 7 2 1 1 0 2
D K. Brown 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Weaver 3 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Kelvin Downs 10 3 1 0 0 0 1
D- Seth Kisler 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
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