Wright State vs. Valparaiso: Full Game Preview
|Wright State||R Arceneaux 10.8||C Darling 5.0||R Arceneaux 3.1|
|Valparaiso||R Broekhoff 17.1||R Broekhoff 8.3||E Buggs 3.6|
On Saturday, Valparaiso plays host to Wright State at Athletics-Recreation Center. It gets started at 8:05 EST. The Crusaders are 3-6 against the Raiders over the last four years. The last time they met (2/4/2012) they won 63-54.
Valparaiso is in 2nd place in the Horizon and will be trying to close the gap with Wright State, who is currently in 1st place.
In an 89-88 triumph over Detroit on January 17th, Kevin Van Wijk put up 31 points and 5 rebounds for the Crusaders. He is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. For the Raiders, Reggie Arceneaux put up 29 points in the 62-61 win over Loyola (Chicago) on January 11th. With 10.8 points per game and 3.1 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
Valparaiso has a statistical advantage over Wright State in one significant category, scoring, where the Crusaders have an edge over the Raiders, 70 points per game to 62 points per game.
Wright State StatSmack
- Valparaiso has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.629 to 0.501).
- The Valparaiso three-point leader (Ryan Broekhoff) has more three-pointers than the Wright State three-point leader (JT Yoho).
- Valparaiso players are more experienced than Wright State players (14,418 minutes played vs 6,983 minutes played).
- Erik Buggs is ranked 7th in the Horizon in assists and 10th in the Horizon in steals.
- Valparaiso has a more potent offense, scoring more points (68.7 per game vs 62.0 per game) than Wright State this season.
- Matt Kenney is ranked 10th in the Horizon in assists.
- Valparaiso is better under pressure, and has defeated Wright State in 4 out of the last 6 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- The Valparaiso assist leader (Erik Buggs) has more assists than the Wright State assist leader (Reggie Arceneaux).
- Valparaiso beat Wright State by 9 points the last time they played (Feb 04, 2012).
- Valparaiso can actually jump, with more rebounds (34.4 per game vs 30.3 per game) than Wright State this season.
|B-||Kevin Van Wijk||23||13||5||1||1||0||2|