Belmont has an advantage in two key statistical areas. The Bruins should have an edge against the Skyhawks in field goal percentage, 48% to 38%. Additionally, Belmont has the advantage over Tennessee-Martin in scoring, 76 points per game to 65 points per game.
- Belmont players are more experienced than Tennessee-Martin players (12,607 minutes played vs 8,524 minutes played).
- The Belmont assist leader (Kerron Johnson) has more assists than the Tennessee-Martin assist leader (Justin Childs).
- Belmont is a better shooting team (46.3% vs 39.4%) than Tennessee-Martin this season.
- Kerron Johnson is ranked 4th in the Ohio Valley in assists.
- We just win. Belmont has more wins over the last 5 years than Tennessee-Martin (130 vs 62).
- Belmont has a better scoring defense (62.6 allowed per game vs 74.5 allowed per game) than Tennessee-Martin this season.
- Tennessee-Martin has been ducking Belmont for over 30 years.
- The Belmont blocks leader (Blake Jenkins) has more blocks than the Tennessee-Martin blocks leader (Myles Taylor).
- J.J. Mann is ranked 5th in the Ohio Valley in steals.
- Even computers respect Belmont more. We have a better RPI this season than Tennessee-Martin (RPI: #21 vs #323).
- The Belmont basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Tennessee-Martin (100% vs 60%).