Colorado vs. Washington State: Full Game Preview

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Colorado vs. Washington State: Full Game Preview
Colorado
(11-6, 3-5 away)
Washington State
(10-7, 10-2 home)
Venue: Beasley Coliseum
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Colorado A Booker 14.6 A Roberson 11.8 S Dinwiddie 2.6
Washington State B Motum 19.4 B Motum 6.5 R Woolridge 2.8

On Saturday, Washington State plays host to Colorado at Beasley Coliseum. Tip-off is at 10:00 EST and you can see it on Pac-12 Network. The Cougars last met the Buffaloes on 1/7/2012 and lost 71-60.

Colorado is in 10th place in the conference and just behind 8th place Washington State with a chance to catch up.

In a 75-65 triumph over Utah on January 16th, Mike Ladd put up 22 points and 6 rebounds for the Cougars. He tallies 10.6 points per game and also adds 5.9 rebounds per game. For the Buffaloes, Andre Roberson put up 10 points and 11 rebounds in the 64-54 loss to Washington on January 16th. He leads the team in rebounds with 11.8 per game, steals with 2.0 per game, and blocks with 1.4 per game. Colorado will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 44.6 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 16th in the country.

Colorado StatSmack

  • The Washington State assist leader (Royce Woolridge) has more assists than the Colorado assist leader (Spencer Dinwiddie).
  • Washington State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.564 to 0.517).
  • Washington State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Washington State is 209 lbs compared to 195 lbs for Colorado.
  • We just win. Washington State has more wins over the last 5 years than Colorado (109 vs 94).
  • Washington State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Colorado ($31,111 vs $42,033).
  • We make basketball players. Over the past 5 years, Washington State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Colorado (2 vs 1).
  • Washington State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Washington State is 78.1 inches compared to 76.6 inches for Colorado.
  • AP voters think more highly of Washington State and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Colorado (34 vs 2).
  • The Washington State scoring leader (Brock Motum) has more points than the Colorado scoring leader (Askia Booker).
  • Washington State players are more experienced than Colorado players (8,921 minutes played vs 8,629 minutes played).
CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Andre Roberson 33 11 12 2 2 1 2
B+ Josh Scott 29 13 6 1 0 1 1
B+ Askia Booker 33 15 4 2 1 0 2
B+ S. Dinwiddie 31 14 4 3 1 1 2
C Xavier Johnson 21 7 4 0 0 0 2
C Sabatino Chen 24 5 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Jeremy Adams 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Eli Stalzer 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Xavier Talton 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Ben Mills 5 1 3 0 0 0 1
D+ S. Harris-Tunks 9 1 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Beau Gamble 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Brock Motum 34 20 6 1 1 1 3
C+ Mike Ladd 32 11 6 3 1 0 2
C DaVonte Lacy 29 11 3 2 1 0 2
C Royce Woolridge 30 8 3 3 1 0 2
C- D.J. Shelton 24 5 6 1 1 1 2
D+ D. Kernich-Drew 23 7 3 1 0 0 1
D Will Dilorio 16 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Junior Longrus 11 1 2 1 0 1 1
D Bryce Leavitt 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Brett Boese 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D James Hunter 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Dominic Ballard 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Keaton Hayenga 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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