Charleston vs. Georgia Southern: Full Game Preview

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Charleston vs. Georgia Southern: Full Game Preview
Charleston
(12-5, 6-1 away)
Georgia Southern
(7-10, 4-3 home)
Venue: Hanner Fieldhouse
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Charleston A Lawrence 13.9 A Baru 9.2 A Lawrence 4.1
Georgia Southern E Ferguson 14.4 E Ferguson 7.5 C Reed 3.2

Georgia Southern hosts College of Charleston at Hanner Fieldhouse on Thursday. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Eagles are 1-7 against the Cougars over the last four years. They fell 58-53 on 2/23/2012, the last time they met.

Georgia Southern is 8th in the conference and College of Charleston is 1st. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In a 70-57 triumph over Davidson on January 14th, C.J. Reed put up 16 points and 5 assists for the Eagles. He is averaging 11.5 points per game while also contributing a team-high 3.2 assists per game. For the Cougars, Adjehi Baru finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the 73-69 win over Citadel on January 14th. With 9.2 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

College of Charleston StatSmack

  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Georgia Southern has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than College of Charleston this season (Projected SOS Rank: #285 vs #308).
  • The Georgia Southern steals leader (Eric Ferguson) has more steals than the College of Charleston steals leader (Andrew Lawrence).
  • The Georgia Southern three-point leader (C.J. Reed) has more three-pointers than the College of Charleston three-point leader (Andrew Lawrence).
  • C.J. Reed is ranked 6th in SoCon in three-pointers and 10th in SoCon in assists.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Georgia Southern has come back to win after being down at half against College of Charleston 4 times since 2003.
  • The Georgia Southern scoring leader (Eric Ferguson) has more points than the College of Charleston scoring leader (Andrew Lawrence).
  • Georgia Southern players are more experienced than College of Charleston players (12,813 minutes played vs 11,753 minutes played).
  • The Georgia Southern basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than College of Charleston (63% vs 44%).
  • Eric Ferguson is ranked 8th in SoCon in points, 4th in SoCon in rebounds, and 4th in SoCon in steals.
CofC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Andrew Lawrence 31 14 3 4 2 0 3
B- Adjehi Baru 33 10 9 1 1 1 2
C+ Anthony Stitt 33 12 2 3 1 0 3
C Willis Hall 24 7 6 1 0 0 1
C Anthony Thomas 29 8 5 2 1 1 3
D+ Trent Wiedeman 21 7 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Nori Johnson 18 5 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Theo Johnson 13 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Matt Sundberg 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- Pat Branin 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Chad Cooke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Bart Benton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Judson Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Trevonte Dixon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
GS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Eric Ferguson 30 14 7 1 1 1 3
C C.J. Reed 34 12 3 3 1 0 2
C- Tre Bussey 34 11 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Cleon Roberts 25 8 2 1 1 0 2
D Jessie Pernell 22 5 1 1 1 0 1
D Marvin Baynham 18 4 3 1 0 0 1
D C. Baskerville 16 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Brian Holmes 16 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Cole Rives 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
D- K. Dunnican 11 1 2 0 0 1 1
D- Sam Mike 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Chris Daniels 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Tracy Ham Jr. 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
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