New Mexico State vs. Idaho: Full Game Preview

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New Mexico State vs. Idaho: Full Game Preview
New Mexico State
(9-8, 2-7 away)
Idaho
(6-8, 3-3 home)
Venue: Cowan Spectrum
10:05PM ET / 7:05PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico State D Mullings 14.9 B Sy 6.9 T Watson 3.0
Idaho K Barone 15.5 K Barone 8.5 M McChristian 2.8

In an 83-82 win over Seattle on January 10th, Tyrone Watson put up 26 points and 6 rebounds for the Aggies. He is averaging 10.7 points per game while also contributing a team-high 3.0 assists per game. The Vandals were defeated by Denver 55-49 on January 10th despite 19 points from Stephen Madison. He is averaging 14.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. When considering the Four Factors, Idaho performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 72.5. This ranks 1st in the conference and 40th in the country.

Idaho StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 New Mexico State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Idaho (1 vs 0).
  • Tyrone Watson is ranked 7th in the WAC in assists.
  • The New Mexico State blocks leader (Sim Bhullar) has more blocks than the Idaho blocks leader (Kyle Barone).
  • New Mexico State does a better job contesting shots (39.2% allowed vs 43.9% allowed) than Idaho this season.
  • New Mexico State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.596 to 0.419).
  • Daniel Mullings is ranked 5th in the WAC in points, 10th in the WAC in assists, and 6th in the WAC in steals.
  • Sim Bhullar is ranked 5th in the WAC in blocks.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. New Mexico State has come back to win after being down at half against Idaho 7 times since 1998.
  • It must sting. New Mexico State has blown out Idaho by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 1996.
  • New Mexico State players are more experienced than Idaho players (9,490 minutes played vs 7,633 minutes played).
  • New Mexico State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on New Mexico State is 225 lbs compared to 210 lbs for Idaho.
NMSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Daniel Mullings 32 15 6 3 2 1 3
C+ Tyrone Watson 32 11 5 3 1 0 3
C Sim Bhullar 20 10 5 1 0 2 1
C Bandja Sy 33 10 6 1 1 1 2
D+ K. Ross-Miller 26 5 3 3 1 0 2
D+ T. Nephawe 20 7 5 0 0 1 3
D+ Renaldo Dixon 15 5 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Terrel de Rouen 14 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Emery Coleman 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Kevin Aronis 10 3 1 1 0 0 0
D B.J West 5 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Remi Barry 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Matej Buovac 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Weary 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
IDAHO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kyle Barone 34 15 9 2 0 1 2
C+ Stephen Madison 30 15 5 2 0 0 2
C Connor Hill 30 11 2 2 0 0 1
C- M. McChristian 25 7 4 3 1 0 1
D+ R. Harris Jr. 17 6 2 2 0 0 2
D Mansa Habeeb 20 5 3 2 0 0 2
D Denzel Douglas 16 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Marcus Bell 11 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Wendell Faines 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joe Kammerer 12 3 2 0 0 0 0
F Matt Borton 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Max Salesky 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Westin Hill 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
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