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

In a 75-61 win over Western Kentucky on January 5th, Edward Townsel put up 25 points and 5 rebounds for the Red Wolves. With 16.5 points per game and 1.9 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Golden Panthers, Tymell Murphy finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the 74-72 win over Bethune-Cookman on January 7th. He puts up a team-leading 15.1 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.1 blocks per game.

Florida International StatSmack

  • Brandon Peterson is ranked 20th nationally in rebounds and 8th in the Sun Belt in blocks.
  • How does our back look? Arkansas State is ranked higher than Florida International in the Sun Belt (#3 vs #9).
  • Arkansas State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Arkansas State is 199 lbs compared to 193 lbs for Florida International.
  • Rakeem Dickerson is ranked 4th in the Sun Belt in steals.
  • The Arkansas State scoring leader (Edward Townsel) has more points than the Florida International scoring leader (Malik Smith).
  • Arkansas State is better under pressure, and has defeated Florida International in 5 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Arkansas State has come back to win after being down at half against Florida International 4 times since 1998.
  • Arkansas State players are more experienced than Florida International players (12,329 minutes played vs 4,845 minutes played).
  • The Arkansas State rebounding leader (Brandon Peterson) has more rebounds than the Florida International rebounding leader (Jerome Frink).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Arkansas State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Florida International (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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