Florida A&M vs. SC State: Full Game Preview

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Florida A&M  vs. SC State: Full Game Preview
Florida A&M
(4-14, 0-12 away)
SC State
(4-13, 3-4 home)
Venue: SHM Memorial Center
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, January 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida A&M J Adams 14.2 M Abdul-Aleem 5.1 J Adams 3.1
SC State M Hezekiah 13.5 M Hezekiah 8.1 K Toombs 5.2

Florida A&M heads to SHM Memorial Center on Monday to take on South Carolina State. It gets started at 7:30 EST. The Rattlers are 2-6 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. They won 83-82 on 2/20/2012 the last time they played.

Florida A&M is in 10th place in the MEAC, South Carolina State is in 13th place. Florida A&M is struggling, currently on a eight-game losing streak.

In spite of 18 points from Jamie Adams, the Rattlers came up short 57-55 against Savannah State on January 19th. He contributes a team-leading 14.2 points per game, 3.1 assists per game, and 2.1 steals per game. For the Bulldogs, Khalif Toombs finished with 16 points and 5 rebounds in the 60-52 loss to Bethune-Cookman on January 19th. With 5.2 assists per game and 1.4 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

South Carolina State StatSmack

  • The Florida A&M scoring leader (Jamie Adams) has more points than the South Carolina State scoring leader (Matthew Hezekiah).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Florida A&M has come back to win after being down at half against South Carolina State 6 times since 1996.
  • The Florida A&M steals leader (Jamie Adams) has more steals than the South Carolina State steals leader (Khalif Toombs).
  • Florida A&M beat South Carolina State by 1 point the last time they played (Feb 20, 2012).
  • At least you keep showing up. Florida A&M has an average margin of victory of 7 over South Carolina State in 26 wins since 1980.
  • Reggie Lewis is ranked 4th in the MEAC in three-pointers.
  • Florida A&M is better under pressure, and has defeated South Carolina State in 6 out of the last 11 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Florida A&M has a more potent offense, scoring more points (71.4 per game vs 62.9 per game) than South Carolina State this season.
  • Florida A&M is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Florida A&M is 205 lbs compared to 200 lbs for South Carolina State.
  • How does our back look? Florida A&M is ranked higher than South Carolina State in the MEAC (#1 vs #8).
  • You get an A for effort, but Florida A&M has emerged victorious against South Carolina State the last 2 times they've played.
FAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
D+ Jamie Adams 29 13 2 3 2 0 4
D+ Jamari Bradshaw 22 10 4 1 2 0 2
D+ Reggie Lewis 30 11 2 2 1 0 2
D M. Abdul-Aleem 23 10 5 1 1 0 2
D Markee Teal 22 7 5 0 0 0 1
D Trey Kellum 20 6 4 0 1 1 1
D- Walter Davis 21 3 4 1 1 1 1
F D`Andre Bullard 15 3 2 2 1 0 2
F O. Odi 13 2 3 0 0 1 1
F Jakari Bush 12 2 1 2 0 0 2
F McWisdom Badejo 7 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Michael Fabiyi 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
SCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C M. Hezekiah 31 13 8 1 1 1 1
C- Khalif Toombs 37 12 3 5 1 0 3
D A. Adams 31 11 2 3 1 0 3
D Darryl Palmer 24 7 5 1 1 2 2
D S. Mitchell 22 6 4 1 1 0 2
D Patrick Myers 27 6 4 1 1 0 2
D Devin Joint 20 7 3 1 1 1 0
F Luka Radovic 16 3 3 0 0 0 1
F Chasen Campbell 8 3 1 0 0 1 1
F Terrance Linton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F D. Youmans 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Phillip Henry 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Joshua Benjamin 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
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