Middle Tennessee State vs. Louisiana-Monroe: Full Game Preview

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Middle Tennessee State vs. Louisiana-Monroe: Full Game Preview
Middle Tenn State
(13-4, 5-4 away)
Louisiana-Monroe
(3-9, 2-3 home)
Venue: Fant-Ewing Coliseum
5:20PM ET / 2:20PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Middle Tenn State M Knight 12.7 S Jones 6.1 B Massey Jr 2.7
Louisiana-Monroe A Olatayo 14.6 J James 6.9 J James 4.7

Reviewing current performance metrics, Middle Tennessee State has an edge in two significant categories. The Blue Raiders have an advantage over the Warhawks when it comes to rebounding, 37 per game to 29 per game. Middle Tennessee State also has an advantage in scoring, 68 points per game to 59 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Middle Tennessee State performs well in offensive rebounding percentage at 39.0. This ranks 1st in the conference and 17th in the country.

Middle Tennessee State StatSmack

  • Trent Mackey is ranked 7th in the Sun Belt in three-pointers.
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Louisiana-Monroe has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Middle Tennessee State this season (Projected SOS Rank: #167 vs #186).
  • At least you keep showing up. Louisiana-Monroe has an average margin of victory of 8 over Middle Tennessee State in 4 wins since 1989.
  • Jayon James is ranked 4th in the Sun Belt in assists.
  • The Louisiana-Monroe assist leader (Jayon James) has more assists than the Middle Tennessee State assist leader (Trantell Knight).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Louisiana-Monroe has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Middle Tennessee State (1 vs 0).
MTSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Marcos Knight 27 13 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Shawn Jones 22 9 6 0 0 1 2
C Raymond Cintron 23 8 1 2 1 0 1
C Bruce Massey Jr 22 6 4 3 1 0 2
C Trantell Knight 18 5 3 2 2 0 1
C Neiko Hunter 18 7 3 1 1 0 1
C JT Sulton 18 5 4 0 1 0 1
C K. Hammonds II 21 5 3 2 1 0 1
D+ J. Gallman Jr 12 4 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Jason Jones Jr 10 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Jacquez Rozier 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Torin Walker 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Finoy Perkins 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Gavin Gibson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Zane Gibson 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
ULM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Amos Olatayo 27 15 5 0 1 0 2
C Jayon James 34 10 7 5 1 0 5
D+ Trent Mackey 31 11 2 1 1 0 1
D+ R.J. McCray 29 8 2 2 1 0 3
D+ M. Hansberry 25 8 3 1 1 0 1
D Millaun Brown 28 5 5 0 1 0 2
D Trey Lindsey 21 3 3 1 0 0 1
D- Kyle Koszuta 11 3 0 2 1 0 1
F Ife Eke 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Colton Ponder 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Birchett 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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