East Carolina vs. Marshall: Full Game Preview

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East Carolina vs. Marshall: Full Game Preview
East Carolina
(11-5, 1-4 away)
Marshall
(8-9, 8-3 home)
Venue: Cam Henderson Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
East Carolina M Kemp 18.3 R Sampson 8.8 M Paul 5.7
Marshall E Pittman 14.5 D Tinnon 9.0 D Kane 7.6

On Saturday, Marshall welcomes East Carolina at Cam Henderson Center. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST. The Thundering Herd are 6-2 against the Pirates over the last four years. They fell 69-68 on 2/29/2012, the last time they met.

The Thundering Herd fell 74-63 to Texas-El Paso on January 12th. Dennis Tinnon finished with 19 points in the loss. In addition to a team-leading 9.0 rebounds per game, he chips in 10.9 points per game. In an 89-78 victory over Houston on January 16th, Maurice Kemp put up 30 points and 9 rebounds for the Pirates. With 18.3 points per game and 1.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. A key area of strength for East Carolina is turnover percentage at 16.7, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 19th nationally).

East Carolina StatSmack

  • People just expect us to beat you. Marshall has been the favorite 11 out of the last 14 times.
  • Dennis Tinnon is ranked 37th nationally in rebounds.
  • We just win. Marshall has more wins over the last 5 years than East Carolina (105 vs 75).
  • At least you keep showing up. Marshall has an average margin of victory of 16 over East Carolina in 10 wins since 2005.
  • Elijah Pittman is ranked 10th in C-USA in blocks.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Marshall has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than East Carolina (1 vs 0).
  • Nigel Spikes is ranked 28th nationally in rebounds and 7th in C-USA in blocks.
  • The Marshall assist leader (DeAndre Kane) has more assists than the East Carolina assist leader (Miguel Paul).
  • Marshall is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Marshall is 214 lbs compared to 202 lbs for East Carolina.
  • D.D. Scarver is ranked 10th in C-USA in points and 43rd nationally in three-pointers.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Marshall has a stronger schedule than East Carolina this season (SOS Rank: #206 vs #223).
ECU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Maurice Kemp 32 18 8 3 2 1 2
B Robert Sampson 28 10 9 1 1 2 1
B- Miguel Paul 30 13 2 6 1 0 3
C Ty Armstrong 17 8 4 0 0 1 1
C- Akeem Richmond 14 9 1 1 1 0 1
C- P. Roberts-Campbell 21 5 1 2 1 0 1
C- M. Guilmette 17 6 3 1 0 0 1
C- Shamarr Bowden 19 7 1 2 1 0 1
D Corvonn Gaines 18 2 2 2 1 0 1
D Michael Zangari 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D- Prince Williams 6 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Peyton Robbins 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
F Petar Torlak 9 5 1 2 1 0 0
F Yasin Kolo 8 3 3 0 0 1 1
F F. Edosomwan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
MARSH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ DeAndre Kane 36 14 5 8 2 0 3
C Elijah Pittman 31 15 4 1 1 1 2
C Dennis Tinnon 30 11 9 1 1 0 2
C D.D. Scarver 27 14 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Nigel Spikes 25 6 8 0 1 1 1
D Jamir Hanner 11 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Robert Goff 17 4 3 1 0 1 2
D Chris Martin 19 4 1 1 1 0 2
D- Tamron Manning 10 0 1 1 0 0 1
D- Kelvin Amayo 9 3 0 1 1 0 1
D- J.P. Kambola 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F DeVince Boykins 11 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Yous Mbao 7 0 2 0 0 0 1
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