Morehead State vs. Tennessee-Martin: Full Game Preview

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Morehead State vs. Tennessee-Martin: Full Game Preview
Morehead State
(9-10, 2-8 away)
Tennessee-Martin
(4-14, 4-4 home)
Venue: Skyhawk Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Morehead State M Chavis 11.9 C Posthumus 6.8 D Atkinson 5.2
Tennessee-Martin M Taylor 16.8 M Taylor 7.6 J Childs 2.6

On Saturday, Tennessee-Martin hosts Morehead State at Skyhawk Arena. It starts at 7:00 EST. The Skyhawks are 1-7 against the Eagles over the last four years. They lost 62-56 the last time they played (1/21/2012).

Morehead State is in 5th place in the conference and Tennessee-Martin is in 11th place.

In their last match-up, Myles Taylor finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds in the Skyhawks 90-53 loss against Belmont on January 12th. He contributes team-best marks with 16.8 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, and 0.6 blocks per game. For the Eagles, Drew Kelly finished with 15 points in the 75-59 blowout of Southeast Missouri State on January 17th. He contributes 3.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.6 points per game. A key area of strength for Morehead State is offensive rebounding percentage at 39.0, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 17th nationally).

Morehead State StatSmack

  • Justin Childs is ranked 7th in the Ohio Valley in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Tennessee-Martin has an average margin of victory of 9 over Morehead State in 13 wins since 1991.
  • Mike Liabo is ranked 7th in the Ohio Valley in three-pointers.
  • Myles Taylor is ranked 4th in the Ohio Valley in points and 4th in the Ohio Valley in rebounds.
  • Tennessee-Martin is a better free-throw-shooting team (74.2% vs 67.0%) than Morehead State this season.
  • The Tennessee-Martin scoring leader (Myles Taylor) has more points than the Morehead State scoring leader (Milton Chavis).
  • The Tennessee-Martin three-point leader (Mike Liabo) has more three-pointers than the Morehead State three-point leader (Milton Chavis).
  • The Tennessee-Martin rebounding leader (Myles Taylor) has more rebounds than the Morehead State rebounding leader (Chad Posthumus).
  • The Tennessee-Martin basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Morehead State (60% vs 43%).
  • Tennessee-Martin players are more experienced than Morehead State players (8,524 minutes played vs 7,451 minutes played).
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Milton Chavis 24 12 4 1 2 0 2
C Angelo Warner 25 9 4 3 2 0 2
C Chad Posthumus 17 7 7 0 1 1 1
C- Devon Atkinson 30 7 2 5 1 0 3
C- M. Lewis-Briggs 18 8 5 1 1 0 2
C- Drew Kelly 19 8 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Kahlil Owens 15 5 5 0 1 1 1
D Bakari Turner 17 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Jarrett Stokes 16 5 1 1 1 0 1
D Taariq Muhammad 10 1 2 2 1 0 1
D Jason Holmes 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Bruce Reed 10 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- J. Stickler 12 2 2 1 0 0 1
F Cordell James 7 3 0 1 0 0 1
F Jordan Percell 7 0 1 0 0 0 1
UTM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Myles Taylor 29 17 8 1 1 1 2
C- Mike Liabo 25 12 3 2 1 0 2
C- Justin Childs 30 10 4 3 2 0 4
C- J. Washington 24 8 5 2 0 0 1
D Terence Smith 21 5 3 2 0 0 2
D Dee Oldham 17 4 3 1 1 0 1
D B.J. McLaughlin 16 4 3 1 0 0 1
D- Tobias Dowdell 15 4 4 0 0 0 1
D- Bobby Jones 17 6 2 0 1 0 1
F K. Taylor 14 2 2 2 1 0 2
F Omari Minor 13 1 1 1 1 0 1
F D. Richardson 11 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Pierre Mopo 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
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