Appalachian State vs. Chattanooga: Full Game Preview

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Appalachian State vs. Chattanooga: Full Game Preview
Appalachian State
(7-8, 2-6 away)
Chattanooga
(7-10, 4-6 home)
Venue: McKenzie Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Appalachian State J Canty 15.3 N Healy 6.9 M Neal 3.6
Chattanooga Z Mason 13.2 Z Mason 7.1 R White 2.8

Chattanooga plays host to Appalachian State at McKenzie Arena on Thursday. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST. The Mocs are 4-4 against the Mountaineers over the last four years. They fell 79-70 on 2/15/2012, the last time they met.

Appalachian State is in 3rd place in the SoCon and Chattanooga is in 6th place.

In their last match-up, Ronrico White finished with 10 points in the Mocs 86-59 loss against College of Charleston on January 12th. He tallies 9.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.8 assists per game. In an 83-70 victory over North Carolina-Greensboro on January 14th, Nathan Healy put up 24 points and 9 rebounds for the Mountaineers. He contributes a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game, 1.7 steals per game, and 1.5 blocks per game.

Appalachian State StatSmack

  • Z Mason is ranked 3rd in SoCon in rebounds and 5th in SoCon in blocks.
  • The Chattanooga rebounding leader (Z Mason) has more rebounds than the Appalachian State rebounding leader (Nathan Healy).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Chattanooga has a stronger schedule than Appalachian State this season (SOS Rank: #140 vs #303).
  • Chattanooga does a better job contesting shots (42.7% allowed vs 47.2% allowed) than Appalachian State this season.
  • Chattanooga has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.597 to 0.522).
  • Chattanooga takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Appalachian State (2 vs 0).
  • Gee McGhee is ranked 9th in SoCon in steals.
  • Even computers respect Chattanooga more. We have a better RPI this season than Appalachian State (RPI: #262 vs #326).
  • Chattanooga is better under pressure, and has defeated Appalachian State in 4 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • It must sting. Chattanooga has blown out Appalachian State by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2000.
  • At least you keep showing up. Chattanooga has an average margin of victory of 11 over Appalachian State in 40 wins since 1980.
AppSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Nathan Healy 34 15 7 2 2 2 1
C+ Jay Canty 32 15 6 3 1 1 3
C+ Michael Neal 27 11 3 4 1 0 3
C Tevin Baskin 21 10 5 0 1 1 1
D+ T. Hamilton 30 11 3 1 1 0 1
D Jamaal Trice 24 7 2 1 0 0 2
D Michael Obacha 18 4 4 0 0 0 1
D Chris Burgess 17 3 1 2 0 0 2
D- B. Rutherford 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Brian Okam 11 2 3 0 0 1 1
F R. Gilbert 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Tommy Spagnolo 5 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Frank Eaves 6 3 0 0 1 0 0
UTC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Z Mason 26 13 7 1 1 1 2
C Gee McGhee 28 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Ronrico White 26 9 3 3 1 0 2
C- Dontay Hampton 15 8 4 2 2 0 2
D+ Drazen Zlovaric 24 9 5 1 0 0 2
D Farad Cobb 20 7 3 2 1 0 1
D Casey Jones 19 4 3 1 1 0 3
D Eric Robertson 13 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Sam Watson 14 2 3 1 0 0 1
D- M. Bareika 14 4 3 1 0 0 2
D- Jared Bryant 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Alex Bran 5 4 1 1 0 0 1
F Lance Stokes 11 4 2 0 2 0 1
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