Savannah State vs. Morgan State: Full Game Preview

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Savannah State vs. Morgan State: Full Game Preview
Savannah State
(7-9, 2-7 away)
Morgan State
(4-8, 1-2 home)
Venue: Hill Field House
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, January 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Savannah State R Hassan 12.3 A Louis 6.8 P Blackman 3.4
Morgan State D Jackson 14.1 A Hubbard 6.8 J Black 3.4

In a 76-60 dismantling of South Carolina State on January 12th, Justin Black put up 17 points for the Bears. He is averaging 13.0 points per game while also contributing a team-high 3.4 assists per game. For the Tigers, Arnold Louis finished with 16 points and 19 rebounds in the 56-48 win over Coppin State on January 12th. He averages 6.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game. Savannah State will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 37.4 in this area ranks 2nd in the conference and 48th in the country.

Savannah State StatSmack

  • DeWayne Jackson is ranked 5th in the MEAC in steals.
  • The Morgan State rebounding leader (Anthony Hubbard) has more rebounds than the Savannah State rebounding leader (Arnold Louis).
  • Morgan State is a better shooting team (44.4% vs 39.3%) than Savannah State this season.
  • The Morgan State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Savannah State (40% vs 27%).
  • The Morgan State steals leader (DeWayne Jackson) has more steals than the Savannah State steals leader (Cedric Smith).
  • Morgan State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Savannah State (2 vs 0).
  • Morgan State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Morgan State is 217 lbs compared to 190 lbs for Savannah State.
  • We just win. Morgan State has more wins over the last 5 years than Savannah State (101 vs 77).
  • Shaquille Duncan is ranked 5th in the MEAC in blocks.
  • Morgan State has a more potent offense, scoring more points (67.4 per game vs 52.6 per game) than Savannah State this season.
  • Morgan State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Morgan State is 78.9 inches compared to 75.6 inches for Savannah State.
SSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Rashad Hassan 24 12 5 1 1 0 2
C Arnold Louis 24 7 7 0 1 0 2
C P. Blackman 29 10 3 3 1 0 4
C- Cedric Smith 27 5 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Marcus Hutchins 14 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Jyles Smith 21 3 5 1 1 3 1
D Stephen Wilson 18 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Khiry White 18 4 2 1 1 0 2
D Deven Williams 14 5 1 0 0 0 0
D Patrick Hendley 10 3 1 0 1 0 1
D Robert Burger 10 2 1 0 1 0 1
D C. Spears 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
D- Angelo Davis 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
MORGAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- DeWayne Jackson 33 14 5 3 2 1 3
C+ Justin Black 32 13 5 3 2 0 3
C+ Anthony Hubbard 31 13 7 2 1 0 4
C- Ian Chiles 18 8 5 0 0 1 1
C- S. Duncan 23 6 4 1 0 2 1
D+ Blake Bozeman 31 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Tauron Bailey 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Thair Heath 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Cedric Blossom 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- Donte Pretlow 10 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Rasean Simpson 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Daon Riley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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