Ball State vs. Akron: Full Game Preview

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Ball State vs. Akron: Full Game Preview
Ball State
(7-7, 2-3 away)
Akron
(11-4, 8-0 home)
Venue: James A. Rhodes Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Ball State J Berry 13.3 M Majok 10.3 M Posley 2.9
Akron Z Marshall 12.3 D Treadwell 6.7 A Abreu 5.6

Comparing team stats, Akron looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Zips have the upper hand over the Cardinals, 76 points per game to 62 points per game. The Four Factors in which Akron stands out are effective field goal percentage at 53.9 and offensive rebounding percentage at 38.2.

Akron StatSmack

  • Muncie isn't as congested as Akron (population is significantly lower).
  • Majok Majok is ranked 32nd nationally in rebounds.
  • The Ball State steals leader (Chris Bond) has more steals than the Akron steals leader (Brian Walsh).
  • Ball State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.559 to 0.556).
  • The Ball State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Akron (63% vs 38%).
  • Ball State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Ball State is 221 lbs compared to 215 lbs for Akron.
  • Chris Bond is ranked 4th in the MAC in steals.
  • The Ball State rebounding leader (Majok Majok) has more rebounds than the Akron rebounding leader (Zeke Marshall).
  • At least you keep showing up. Ball State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Akron in 13 wins since 1992.
BallSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Majok Majok 32 11 10 1 0 1 2
C Jesse Berry 30 13 2 3 1 0 3
C Jauwan Scaife 31 11 3 2 1 0 2
C Chris Bond 27 8 5 1 2 1 2
D+ Marcus Posley 21 7 2 3 1 0 2
D M. Kamieniecki 15 3 5 1 0 0 1
D Zach Fields 18 4 4 0 0 0 2
D Tyler Koch 17 3 4 1 0 0 1
D- Bo Calhoun 10 2 1 0 1 0 1
F Michael Ramey 11 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Chase Brogna 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Rocco Belcaster 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
AKR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Zeke Marshall 24 12 7 1 1 3 1
C+ D. Treadwell 24 10 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Nick Harney 19 11 4 1 1 1 1
C+ Alex Abreu 28 9 2 6 1 0 3
C Brian Walsh 23 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Jake Kretzer 23 7 4 1 1 0 1
C Pat Forsythe 15 5 4 1 0 1 1
C C. Gilliam 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Reggie McAdams 13 5 1 0 1 0 0
D+ Deji Ibitayo 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Jonas Stalyga 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
D Blake Justice 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Darius Hoisten 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Betancourt 11 2 1 2 0 0 2
D Luke Avsec 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
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