Idaho vs. Louisiana Tech: Full Game Preview

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Idaho vs. Louisiana Tech: Full Game Preview
Idaho
(6-9, 3-5 away)
Louisiana Tech
(14-3, 7-0 home)
Venue: Thomas Assembly Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Idaho K Barone 15.5 K Barone 8.5 M McChristian 2.8
Louisiana Tech R Appleby 14.9 M Kyser 6.2 K Smith 5.1

In their last game, Kenyon McNeail put up 34 points in the Bulldogs 73-71 win over Texas-San Antonio on January 12th. He tallies 8.3 points per game and also adds 1.3 assists per game. For the Vandals, Kyle Barone finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the 71-70 loss to New Mexico State on January 12th. He leads the team in points with 15.5 per game, rebounds with 8.5 per game, and blocks with 1.2 per game. When considering the Four Factors, Idaho performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 72.5. This ranks 1st in the conference and 41st in the country.

Idaho StatSmack

  • The Louisiana Tech assist leader (Kenneth Smith) has more assists than the Idaho assist leader (Mike McChristian).
  • Louisiana Tech is better at defending the three (29.0% allowed vs 32.6% allowed) than Idaho this season.
  • The Louisiana Tech blocks leader (Michale Kyser) has more blocks than the Idaho blocks leader (Kyle Barone).
  • Louisiana Tech players are more experienced than Idaho players (10,668 minutes played vs 7,633 minutes played).
  • Raheem Appleby is ranked 47th nationally in points.
  • Cordarius Johnson is ranked 4th in the WAC in three-pointers.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Louisiana Tech has a better overall record than Idaho this season (11-3 vs 5-6).
  • Kenneth Smith is ranked 36th nationally in assists and 10th nationally in steals.
  • The Louisiana Tech scoring leader (Raheem Appleby) has more points than the Idaho scoring leader (Kyle Barone).
  • The Louisiana Tech steals leader (Kenneth Smith) has more steals than the Idaho steals leader (Denzel Douglas).
  • Even computers respect Louisiana Tech more. We have a better RPI this season than Idaho (RPI: #90 vs #161).
IDAHO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kyle Barone 34 15 9 2 0 1 2
C+ Stephen Madison 30 15 5 2 0 0 2
C Connor Hill 30 11 2 2 0 0 1
C- M. McChristian 25 7 4 3 1 0 1
D+ R. Harris Jr. 17 6 2 2 0 0 2
D Mansa Habeeb 20 5 3 2 0 0 2
D Denzel Douglas 16 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Marcus Bell 11 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Wendell Faines 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joe Kammerer 12 3 2 0 0 0 0
F Matt Borton 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Max Salesky 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Westin Hill 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
LaTech Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Raheem Appleby 27 15 3 1 1 0 2
C+ Kenneth Smith 29 7 5 5 2 0 3
C+ Michale Kyser 22 5 6 1 1 3 1
C+ C. Johnson 23 11 3 1 1 0 1
C Brandon Gibson 22 7 4 1 1 0 2
C Alex Hamilton 16 7 2 2 1 0 1
C Kenyon McNeail 16 8 1 1 1 0 1
C- Gilbert Talbot 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
C- Isaiah Massey 11 3 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Jaron Johnson 14 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Chris Anderson 12 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Stojan Gjuroski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J.L. Lewis 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D J.D. Wilkerson 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D- Demario Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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