Middle Tennessee State vs. Louisiana-Monroe: Recap and Stats

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Middle Tennessee State vs. Louisiana-Monroe: Recap and Stats
Middle Tenn State 66
(14-4, 6-4 away)
Louisiana-Monroe 57
(3-10, 2-4 home)
Venue: Fant-Ewing Coliseum
5:20PM ET / 2:20PM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Middle Tenn State 34 32 66
Louisiana-Monroe 19 38 57
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Middle Tenn State M Knight 12 S Jones 6 B Massey Jr 2
Louisiana-Monroe A Olatayo 14 J James 6 J James 4

Louisiana-Monroe lost in front of the home crowd against Middle Tennessee State 66-57 in conference play on Saturday, January 12th. The Warhawks got a season-high 24 points and four rebounds from Amos Olatayo. Jayon James scored 10 points and added five assists. Marcos Knight finished with a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds (5 Ast 3 Stl) for the Blue Raiders. The next game will be on Thursday, January 17th when Louisiana-Monroe (3-10, 2-3 Sun Belt) heads to South Alabama (7-6, 3-2 Sun Belt).

Louisiana-Monroe Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:12 left to go.
  • ULM beat the spread by 6.0 points. That makes the 7th time this season the Warhawks have beaten the spread.
  • Louisiana-Monroe has lost 100% of the time this season (0-7) after recording 57 or fewer total points.
  • The Warhawks have lost 86% of the time this season (1-6) after having a field goal percentage of 40.0% or worse.
  • Louisiana-Monroe has lost 75% of the time this season (1-3) after committing 13 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 66 or more total points this season, Louisiana-Monroe has lost 88% of the time (1-7).
  • When the opposition records 7 or more blocks this season, Louisiana-Monroe has lost 83% of the time (1-5).
  • When the opposition records 22 or more field goals made this season, Louisiana-Monroe has lost 75% of the time (3-9).
  • This is the 6th game at home this season--ULM has a -7.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Amos Olatayo recorded a team season high in blocks with 2.
  • Amos Olatayo accounted for 42.1% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Millaun Brown and R.J. McCray) accounted for 40.9% of the rebounds.
  • Amos Olatayo has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 13 games this season.
  • Millaun Brown has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 13 games this season.
  • This marks the 3rd 20-point game of Amos Olatayo's career.
  • Amos Olatayo has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Middle Tennessee State Game Notes

  • Middle Tennessee State won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The top two scorers (Marcos Knight and Bruce Massey Jr) accounted for 43.9% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (JT Sulton and Marcos Knight) accounted for 47.5% of the rebounds.
  • Marcos Knight has led the team in scoring 8 times in 18 games this season.
  • JT Sulton has led the team in rebounding 4 times in 18 games this season.
  • Bruce Massey Jr has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • JT Sulton recorded the 6th double-digit rebound game of his career.
MTSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Marcos Knight351795314
B+JT Sulton248100211
BShawn Jones9630011
BNeiko Hunter26951022
B-Torin Walker14810000
C+Bruce Massey Jr301213115
CK. Hammonds II30450000
D+Raymond Cintron14202002
DTrantell Knight12001201
-Jason Jones Jr5020001
ULM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Amos Olatayo362440220
BJayon James351025103
B-M. Hansberry27523300
C+R.J. McCray321041205
CTrey Lindsey10420001
CMillaun Brown35251001
DTrent Mackey17210001
-Kyle Koszuta8001102

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