Texas A&M-CC vs. Nicholls State: Full Game Preview

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Texas A&M-CC vs. Nicholls State: Full Game Preview
Texas A&M-CC
(2-14, 1-9 away)
Nicholls State
(4-12, 2-2 home)
Venue: Stopher Gym
8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas A&M-CC W Nelson 13.9 W Nelson 7.6 J Jordan 5.1
Nicholls State F Hunter 17.9 F Hunter 7.7 D Thomas 3.1

On Thursday, Nicholls State hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Stopher Gym. Tip-off is at 8:30 EST. The Colonels are 2-2 against the Islanders over the last four years. The last time they met (2/1/2012) they won 65-61.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is in 8th place in the conference and Nicholls State is in 5th place.

The Colonels fell 72-49 to Stephen F. Austin on January 19th. Fred Hunter finished with 22 points in the loss. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 17.9 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game. The Islanders were defeated by Central Arkansas 76-67 on January 19th despite 13 points and 5 rebounds from Nate Maxey. He is averaging 4.1 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 1.9 per game.

Nicholls State has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Colonels have an edge over the Islanders, 65 points per game to 59 points per game.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi StatSmack

  • We just win. Nicholls State has more wins over the last 5 years than Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (66 vs 61).
  • Nicholls State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.434 to 0.380).
  • Nicholls State is a better shooting team (42.3% vs 37.9%) than Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this season.
  • Thibodaux isn't as congested as Corpus Christi (population is significantly lower).
  • Nicholls State is a better three-point shooting team (32.3% vs 26.8%) than Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this season.
  • Fred Hunter is ranked 6th in the Southland in points.
  • Nicholls State players are more experienced than Texas A&M-Corpus Christi players (9,118 minutes played vs 4,648 minutes played).
  • You get an A for effort, but Nicholls State has emerged victorious against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi the last 2 times they've played.
  • The Nicholls State three-point leader (T.J. Carpenter) has more three-pointers than the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi three-point leader (William Nelson).
  • T.J. Carpenter is ranked 4th in the Southland in three-pointers.
TAMUCC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C J. Jordan 36 12 4 5 2 0 3
C William Nelson 29 14 8 1 1 0 3
D+ Joy Williamson 31 10 4 1 2 0 2
D+ Hameed Ali 30 8 2 2 2 0 1
D Zane Knowles 14 5 4 0 0 1 1
D Nate Maxey 15 4 3 0 0 2 1
D- Brandon Pye 16 4 1 0 1 0 0
F Dale Francis 17 2 2 0 0 0 0
F James King 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Cole Martinez 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
F Jerred Kite 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
F Kennon Dvorak 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Jelani Currie 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Ted Wang 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
NICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Fred Hunter 30 18 8 2 2 0 2
C+ Dantrell Thomas 29 14 5 3 1 1 2
C T.J. Carpenter 30 12 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Jeremy Smith 24 8 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Sam McBeath 24 7 4 3 1 1 3
D+ Shane Rillieux 32 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Amin Torres 17 7 2 1 1 0 2
D Lachlan Prest 25 4 2 1 0 1 1
D JaMarkus Horace 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D L. Smith-Hyde 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Zachary West 8 0 2 1 0 0 0
D- Pedro Maciel 12 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Travis Julien 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Sterling Bailey 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
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