Marshall vs. UTEP: Full Game Preview

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Marshall vs. UTEP: Full Game Preview
Marshall
(8-8, 0-5 away)
UTEP
(7-6, 6-2 home)
Venue: Don Haskins Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Marshall E Pittman 14.5 D Tinnon 9.0 D Kane 7.6
UTEP K Tucker 13.4 J Bohannon 6.3 J Streeter 5.1

The 19 points by Elijah Pittman helped the Thundering Herd to a 79-61 cakewalk over Tulsa on January 9th. He leads the team with 14.5 points per game. For the Miners, McKenzie Moore finished with 9 points and 9 rebounds in the 66-57 win over Tulane on January 9th. He is averaging 7.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Texas-El Paso StatSmack

  • Marshall is better at defending the three (32.5% allowed vs 37.4% allowed) than Texas-El Paso this season.
  • Nigel Spikes is ranked 28th nationally in rebounds and 7th in C-USA in blocks.
  • The Marshall steals leader (DeAndre Kane) has more steals than the Texas-El Paso steals leader (Julian Washburn).
  • Marshall has a more potent offense, scoring more points (71.4 per game vs 63.5 per game) than Texas-El Paso this season.
  • We make our fans proud. Marshall has a better record at home than Texas-El Paso this season (6-0 vs 5-1).
  • The Marshall rebounding leader (Nigel Spikes) has more rebounds than the Texas-El Paso rebounding leader (John Bohannon).
  • The Marshall assist leader (DeAndre Kane) has more assists than the Texas-El Paso assist leader (Jacques Streeter).
  • Marshall is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Marshall is 78.5 inches compared to 77.5 inches for Texas-El Paso.
  • DeAndre Kane is ranked 11th nationally in assists.
  • Marshall embarrassed Texas-El Paso by 16 points the last time they played (Jan 04, 2012).
  • Marshall is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Marshall is 214 lbs compared to 198 lbs for Texas-El Paso.
MARSH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ DeAndre Kane 36 14 5 8 2 0 3
C Elijah Pittman 31 15 4 1 1 1 2
C Dennis Tinnon 30 11 9 1 1 0 2
C D.D. Scarver 27 14 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Nigel Spikes 25 6 8 0 1 1 1
D Jamir Hanner 11 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Robert Goff 17 4 3 1 0 1 2
D Chris Martin 19 4 1 1 1 0 2
D- Tamron Manning 10 0 1 1 0 0 1
D- Kelvin Amayo 9 3 0 1 1 0 1
D- J.P. Kambola 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F DeVince Boykins 11 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Yous Mbao 7 0 2 0 0 0 1
UTEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Konner Tucker 33 13 2 2 0 0 2
B- Julian Washburn 36 13 4 2 1 0 2
B- John Bohannon 28 11 6 1 1 2 2
B- J. Streeter 35 10 2 5 1 0 2
C McKenzie Moore 19 7 4 2 1 1 2
C Cedrick Lang 22 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Chris Washburn 18 5 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Jalen Ragland 19 5 1 1 0 0 0
D Twymond Howard 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D C.J. Cooper 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Malcolm Moore 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Hooper Vint 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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