East Tennessee State vs. Mercer: Full Game Preview

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East Tennessee State vs. Mercer: Full Game Preview
East Tenn State
(4-13, 2-7 away)
Mercer
(10-8, 6-0 home)
Venue: University Center (GA)
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
East Tenn State L Wilson 15.8 L Wilson 5.7 S Cooley 3.5
Mercer T Smith 12.2 J Gollon 4.6 L Hall 3.6

The Buccaneers got past Florida Gulf Coast 85-75 on January 12th with the help of 21 points and 5 rebounds from Lester Wilson. He leads the team in points with 15.8 per game and rebounds with 5.7 per game. For the Bears, Langston Hall finished with 11 points in the 49-47 loss to Jacksonville on January 12th. With 3.6 assists per game and 1.6 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Mercer StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. East Tennessee State has an average margin of victory of 12 over Mercer in 11 wins since 2005.
  • We just win. East Tennessee State has more wins over the last 5 years than Mercer (105 vs 94).
  • East Tennessee State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on East Tennessee State is 205 lbs compared to 200 lbs for Mercer.
  • It must sting. East Tennessee State has blown out Mercer by 20 points or more on 6 occasions since 2005.
  • East Tennessee State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.557 to 0.433).
  • Hunter Harris is ranked 5th in the Atlantic Sun in rebounds and 7th in the Atlantic Sun in blocks.
  • East Tennessee State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Mercer (4 vs 0).
  • The East Tennessee State rebounding leader (Hunter Harris) has more rebounds than the Mercer rebounding leader (Bud Thomas).
  • The East Tennessee State scoring leader (Lester Wilson) has more points than the Mercer scoring leader (Travis Smith).
ETSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Marcus Dubose 30 16 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Lester Wilson 35 16 6 0 0 0 1
C Jarvis Jones 37 14 3 2 3 0 4
C Sheldon Cooley 33 10 4 4 2 0 2
C- Hunter Harris 28 8 6 1 1 1 1
D+ Rashawn Rembert 24 7 2 2 1 0 2
D John Walton 22 5 4 0 1 1 1
D Petey McClain 25 4 2 4 1 0 3
D K. Gadsden-Gilliard 21 4 3 1 0 0 2
D M. Stramaglia 16 5 2 1 1 0 2
D Yunio Barrueta 13 2 2 1 0 0 1
F Todd Halvorsen 7 2 1 1 1 0 1
Mercer Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Langston Hall 31 10 3 4 2 0 3
C Travis Smith 30 13 3 2 1 0 2
C Jakob Gollon 27 8 5 2 1 0 2
C Bud Thomas 27 6 4 3 1 0 1
C- Daniel Coursey 18 7 3 0 0 1 1
D Monty Brown 13 4 3 0 0 0 1
D T.J. Hallice 16 4 3 1 0 1 1
D A. White Jr. 11 5 1 0 0 0 1
D Jibri Bryan 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Canevari 12 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Chris Smith 9 2 1 0 1 0 1
D- Darious Moten 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Dylan Poston 5 2 0 0 0 0 1
F Lawrence Brown 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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