In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Belmont appears to have an edge in two significant areas. The Bruins have an advantage over the Skyhawks when it comes to field goal percentage, 48% to 38%. Additionally, Belmont has an edge over Tennessee-Martin in scoring, 76 points per game to 65 points per game. Belmont will hope to exploit their strength in effective field goal percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 56.1 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 11th in the country.
- Belmont has been ducking Tennessee-Martin for over 30 years.
- Myles Taylor is ranked 4th in the Ohio Valley in points and 4th in the Ohio Valley in rebounds.
- Justin Childs is ranked 7th in the Ohio Valley in steals.
- Mike Liabo is ranked 7th in the Ohio Valley in three-pointers.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Tennessee-Martin currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (923 to 1000) than Belmont, per the NCAA.
- Martin isn't as congested as Nashville (population is significantly lower).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Tennessee-Martin has had more players drafted by the NBA than Belmont (1 vs 0).
- The Tennessee-Martin scoring leader (Myles Taylor) has more points than the Belmont scoring leader (Ian Clark).
- The Tennessee-Martin rebounding leader (Myles Taylor) has more rebounds than the Belmont rebounding leader (Trevor Noack).