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

In their last match-up, Konner Tucker finished with 14 points in the Miners 66-57 victory over Tulane on January 9th. He leads the team with 13.4 points per game. For the Thundering Herd, DeAndre Kane finished with 16 points and 7 assists in the 79-61 blowout of Tulsa on January 9th. With 7.6 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Marshall will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: free throw rate at 45.7 and offensive rebounding percentage at 39.7.

Marshall StatSmack

  • Texas-El Paso players are more experienced than Marshall players (10,497 minutes played vs 8,843 minutes played).
  • We just win. Texas-El Paso has more wins over the last 5 years than Marshall (114 vs 105).
  • Even computers respect Texas-El Paso more. We have a better RPI this season than Marshall (RPI: #85 vs #264).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Texas-El Paso has a stronger schedule than Marshall this season (SOS Rank: #15 vs #255).
  • Texas-El Paso takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Marshall (3 vs 0).
  • Jacques Streeter is ranked 5th in C-USA in assists.
  • Texas-El Paso has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.645 to 0.500).
  • At least you keep showing up. Texas-El Paso has an average margin of victory of 8 over Marshall in 7 wins since 2005.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Texas-El Paso currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (915 to 910) than Marshall, per the NCAA.
  • Texas-El Paso allows fewer rebounds (33.4 allowed per game vs 36.8 allowed per game) than Marshall this season.
  • The Texas-El Paso blocks leader (John Bohannon) has more blocks than the Marshall blocks leader (Nigel Spikes).
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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