Navy vs. American University: Full Game Preview

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Navy vs. American University: Full Game Preview
Navy
(7-12, 3-7 away)
American University
(6-12, 3-4 home)
Venue: Bender Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Navy T Dunbar 10.5 W Smith 5.8 T Dunbar 5.2
American University S Lumpkins 14.7 S Lumpkins 9.6 D Munoz 3.5

On Wednesday, Navy travels to Bender Arena to take on American University. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on CSN-WAS. The Midshipmen are 1-8 against the Eagles over the last four years. They fell 69-47 on 2/15/2012, the last time they met.

Navy is currently tied with American University in the Patriot in 4th place.

The 16 points and 9 rebounds by Worth Smith helped the Midshipmen to a 59-50 victory over Army on January 20th. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 5.8 rebounds per game, 1.2 blocks per game, and 1.1 steals per game. The Eagles were defeated by Holy Cross 79-60 on January 19th despite 17 points and 11 rebounds from Stephen Lumpkins. He contributes a team-leading 14.7 points per game, 9.6 rebounds per game, and 1.3 blocks per game.

American University StatSmack

  • Navy is better at defending the three (27.8% allowed vs 38.7% allowed) than American University this season.
  • Navy has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than American University (#15 vs #77).
  • Navy does a better job contesting shots (39.6% allowed vs 44.5% allowed) than American University this season.
  • Worth Smith is ranked 8th in the Patriot in rebounds, 4th in the Patriot in steals, and 3rd in the Patriot in blocks.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Navy has a better overall record than American University this season (6-8 vs 4-9).
  • The Navy steals leader (Worth Smith) has more steals than the American University steals leader (Stephen Lumpkins).
  • At least you keep showing up. Navy has an average margin of victory of 15 over American University in 15 wins since 1980.
  • Tilman Dunbar is ranked 21st nationally in assists.
  • Brandon Venturini is ranked 6th in the Patriot in three-pointers and 7th in the Patriot in steals.
  • Navy has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than American University (#85 vs #160).
NAVY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Tilman Dunbar 31 10 3 5 1 0 3
C Worth Smith 29 10 6 1 1 1 2
D+ B. Venturini 26 10 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Kendall Knorr 20 6 3 1 1 0 0
D Thurgood Wynn 17 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Isaiah Roberts 16 3 2 2 1 0 2
D James Loupos 18 3 2 0 1 0 1
D- Kevin Alter 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
D- Brennan Wyatt 9 2 1 2 0 0 1
D- Phil Guglielmo 9 3 0 0 0 0 0
D- Ryan Spadaford 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Jared Smoot 12 2 3 0 0 0 1
D- Will Kelly 13 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Earl McLaurin 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
F J. Alexander 10 3 1 0 0 0 1
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B S. Lumpkins 35 15 10 2 1 1 2
C Daniel Munoz 36 10 2 4 1 0 3
C Tony Wroblicky 24 8 6 1 1 1 2
C- John Schoof 36 8 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Blake Jolivette 27 9 2 2 1 0 2
D Mike Bersch 19 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Jesse Reed 11 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Fisher 11 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Austin Carroll 17 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Kyle Kager 6 1 2 1 0 0 1
D- Marko Vasic 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
F Zach Elcano 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F W. Flood Jr. 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
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