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

Morehead State welcomes Belmont to Ellis T. Johnson Arena on Thursday. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST.

Morehead State is in 5th place in the conference, Belmont is in 1st place.

In their last game, Kahlil Owens put up 16 points and 5 rebounds in the Eagles 88-74 win over Tennessee-Martin on January 19th. In addition to his 6.3 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.8 rebounds per game. For the Bruins, Ian Clark finished with 22 points and 6 rebounds in the 78-66 win over Tennessee State on January 19th. His 19.1 points per game is the highest mark on the team. From a tempo-free perspective, Belmont is strong in effective field goal percentage at 56.1. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 10th in the nation.

Belmont StatSmack

  • Milton Chavis is ranked 3rd in the Ohio Valley in steals.
  • Devon Atkinson is ranked 46th nationally in assists and 9th in the Ohio Valley in steals.
  • Morehead State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Morehead State is 208 lbs compared to 200 lbs for Belmont.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Morehead State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Belmont (2 vs 0).
  • Belmont has been ducking Morehead State for over 30 years.
  • The Morehead State steals leader (Milton Chavis) has more steals than the Belmont steals leader (J.J. Mann).
  • The Morehead State assist leader (Devon Atkinson) has more assists than the Belmont assist leader (Kerron Johnson).
  • Morehead isn't as congested as Nashville (population is significantly lower).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Morehead State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (962 to 1000) than Belmont, per the NCAA.
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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