Belmont vs. Morehead State: Full Game Preview

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Belmont vs. Morehead State: Full Game Preview
Belmont
(15-4, 7-3 away)
Morehead State
(10-10, 7-2 home)
Venue: Ellis T. Johnson Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Belmont I Clark 19.1 T Noack 5.8 K Johnson 4.9
Morehead State M Chavis 11.8 C Posthumus 6.9 D Atkinson 5.5

On Thursday, Belmont travels to Ellis T. Johnson Arena to take on Morehead State. It gets started at 7:00 EST.

Belmont is in 1st place in the conference, Morehead State is in 5th place. Belmont will be looking to extend its six-game win streak.

In their last game, Ian Clark put up 22 points and 6 rebounds in the Bruins 78-66 win over Tennessee State on January 19th. His 19.1 points per game is the highest mark on the team. In an 88-74 victory over Tennessee-Martin on January 19th, Kahlil Owens put up 16 points and 5 rebounds for the Eagles. He contributes 4.8 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.3 points per game. A key area of strength for Morehead State is offensive rebounding percentage at 38.7, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 19th nationally).

Morehead State StatSmack

  • The Belmont blocks leader (Blake Jenkins) has more blocks than the Morehead State blocks leader (Jason Holmes).
  • Belmont players are more experienced than Morehead State players (12,607 minutes played vs 7,451 minutes played).
  • Ian Clark is ranked 5th in the Ohio Valley in points and 11th nationally in three-pointers.
  • Morehead State has been ducking Belmont for over 30 years.
  • J.J. Mann is ranked 5th in the Ohio Valley in steals.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Belmont has a stronger schedule than Morehead State this season (SOS Rank: #12 vs #64).
  • Belmont has a better scoring defense (62.6 allowed per game vs 71.1 allowed per game) than Morehead State this season.
  • Belmont takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Morehead State (5 vs 2).
  • The Belmont basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Morehead State (100% vs 43%).
  • Belmont does a better job contesting shots (38.2% allowed vs 43.8% allowed) than Morehead State this season.
  • Kerron Johnson is ranked 4th in the Ohio Valley in assists.
BEL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Ian Clark 33 19 4 2 2 0 2
B Kerron Johnson 29 13 3 5 2 0 3
B Blake Jenkins 25 10 5 1 1 1 1
B Trevor Noack 27 13 6 0 1 0 1
B- J.J. Mann 28 8 5 3 2 0 2
C Brandon Baker 13 3 3 1 1 0 0
C R. Chamberlain 15 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Craig Bradshaw 11 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Chad Lang 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Holden Mobley 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Adam Barnes 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jeff Laidig 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Spencer Turner 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Milton Chavis 24 12 4 1 2 0 2
C Angelo Warner 26 9 4 3 2 0 2
C Chad Posthumus 17 7 7 0 1 1 1
C Devon Atkinson 30 7 2 6 1 0 3
C- Drew Kelly 19 8 3 1 1 0 2
C- M. Lewis-Briggs 18 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Kahlil Owens 15 6 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Bakari Turner 17 7 2 1 0 0 1
D Jarrett Stokes 16 5 1 1 1 0 1
D Taariq Muhammad 10 1 2 2 1 0 2
D Bruce Reed 10 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Jason Holmes 10 3 2 0 0 1 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
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