Morehead State vs. Eastern Kentucky: Full Game Preview

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Morehead State vs. Eastern Kentucky: Full Game Preview
Morehead State
(8-9, 1-7 away)
Eastern Kentucky
(13-3, 9-0 home)
Venue: Alumni Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Morehead State M Chavis 11.9 C Posthumus 6.4 D Atkinson 5.1
Eastern Kentucky G Cosey 15.0 T Johnson 4.5 M DiNunno 4.2

In their last game, Bakari Turner put up 19 points in the Eagles 84-81 loss to Austin Peay on January 9th. He is averaging 6.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. For the Colonels, Corey Walden put up 20 points in the 77-65 win over Murray State on January 9th. He contributes 3.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.6 points per game. Areas of strength for Eastern Kentucky include: effective field goal percentage at 54.3 and turnover percentage at 18.5.

Eastern Kentucky StatSmack

  • Morehead State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Morehead State is 77.1 inches compared to 76.1 inches for Eastern Kentucky.
  • The Morehead State assist leader (Devon Atkinson) has more assists than the Eastern Kentucky assist leader (Mike DiNunno).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Morehead State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Eastern Kentucky (2 vs 0).
  • Morehead State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.608 to 0.564).
  • Devon Atkinson is ranked 46th nationally in assists and 9th in the Ohio Valley in steals.
  • Morehead State is better under pressure, and has defeated Eastern Kentucky in 8 out of the last 11 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • You get an A for effort, but Morehead State has emerged victorious against Eastern Kentucky the last 3 times they've played.
  • We just win. Morehead State has more wins over the last 5 years than Eastern Kentucky (108 vs 93).
  • At least you keep showing up. Morehead State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Eastern Kentucky in 37 wins since 1980.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Morehead State has a stronger schedule than Eastern Kentucky this season (SOS Rank: #64 vs #336).
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Milton Chavis 24 12 4 1 2 0 2
C Angelo Warner 25 9 4 3 2 0 2
C- Chad Posthumus 17 8 6 0 1 1 1
C- M. Lewis-Briggs 18 8 5 1 1 0 2
C- Devon Atkinson 30 7 2 5 1 0 3
D+ Drew Kelly 18 7 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Kahlil Owens 16 6 5 0 1 1 1
D Bakari Turner 16 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Jarrett Stokes 16 5 1 1 1 0 1
D Taariq Muhammad 8 0 2 2 1 0 1
D Jason Holmes 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D- J. Stickler 12 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Bruce Reed 10 2 2 1 1 0 1
F Cordell James 7 3 0 1 0 0 1
F Jordan Percell 7 0 1 0 0 0 1
EKU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Glenn Cosey 36 15 3 3 2 0 1
B Mike DiNunno 35 14 2 4 2 0 2
C+ Corey Walden 26 11 4 2 1 0 1
C O. Williams 23 9 2 2 1 0 2
C Tarius Johnson 24 7 4 1 1 0 1
C Eric Stutz 22 7 4 1 1 0 1
C Marcus Lewis 20 6 3 1 2 0 1
C- Jeff Johnson 18 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Deverin Muff 12 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Tommy Matthews 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Timmy Knipp 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Babb-Harrison 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Robbie Stenzel 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Ryan Parsons 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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