Kent State vs. Ball State: Full Game Preview

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Kent State vs. Ball State: Full Game Preview
Kent State
(9-6, 3-2 away)
Ball State
(7-6, 5-3 home)
Venue: Worthen Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kent State C Evans 16.6 C Evans 7.3 K Brewer 2.3
Ball State J Berry 13.3 M Majok 10.3 M Posley 2.9

Comparing team stats, Kent State looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Golden Flashes have the upper hand over the Cardinals, 69 points per game to 62 points per game.

Kent State StatSmack

  • The Ball State rebounding leader (Majok Majok) has more rebounds than the Kent State rebounding leader (Chris Evans).
  • Ball State players are more experienced than Kent State players (8,799 minutes played vs 8,263 minutes played).
  • At least you keep showing up. Ball State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Kent State in 26 wins since 1980.
  • Ball State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Ball State is 221 lbs compared to 210 lbs for Kent State.
  • Majok Majok is ranked 32nd nationally in rebounds.
  • Ball State is better under pressure, and has defeated Kent State in 3 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The Ball State assist leader (Marcus Posley) has more assists than the Kent State assist leader (Kris Brewer).
  • Chris Bond is ranked 4th in the MAC in steals.
  • The Ball State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Kent State (63% vs 47%).
KSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Chris Evans 32 17 7 2 2 1 3
C+ Randal Holt 32 13 3 2 1 0 2
C Kris Brewer 27 8 3 2 1 0 3
C- Mark Henniger 22 5 4 0 0 0 1
C- Chris Ortiz 15 5 4 0 0 0 1
C- Melvin Tabb 17 6 4 1 0 0 1
C- Bryson Pope 21 6 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Darren Goodson 15 4 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Kellon Thomas 18 4 1 2 1 0 1
D D. Manley 8 5 1 0 0 0 0
D Brian Frank 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Brunswick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D E. Morris Jr. 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Khaliq Spicer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
BallSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Majok Majok 32 11 10 1 0 1 2
C Jesse Berry 30 13 2 3 1 0 3
C Jauwan Scaife 31 11 3 2 1 0 2
C Chris Bond 27 8 5 1 2 1 2
D+ Marcus Posley 21 7 2 3 1 0 2
D M. Kamieniecki 15 3 5 1 0 0 1
D Zach Fields 18 4 4 0 0 0 2
D Tyler Koch 17 3 4 1 0 0 1
D- Bo Calhoun 10 2 1 0 1 0 1
F Michael Ramey 11 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Chase Brogna 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Rocco Belcaster 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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