Sam Houston State vs. SE Louisiana: Full Game Preview

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Sam Houston State vs. SE Louisiana: Full Game Preview
Sam Houston State
(11-7, 4-4 away)
SE Louisiana
(5-11, 4-2 home)
Venue: University Center (LA)
8:15PM ET / 5:15PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Sam Houston State D Gatson 8.9 T Motley 6.1 D Gatson 3.1
SE Louisiana B Fortenberry 12.3 R Johnson 7.7 B Fortenberry 2.6

On Thursday, Southeastern Louisiana hosts Sam Houston State at University Center (LA). It gets started at 8:15 EST. The Lions are 0-5 against the Bearkats over the last four years. They fell 57-55 on 2/4/2012, the last time they met.

Southeastern Louisiana is in 5th place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on 4th place Sam Houston State.

The Lions were defeated by Northwestern State 103-68 on January 19th despite 18 points and 6 rebounds from Onochie Ochie. He is putting up 5.9 points per game while also averaging 2.5 rebounds per game. For the Bearkats, Marquel McKinney finished with 11 points in the 65-61 loss to Oral Roberts on January 19th. He contributes 2.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.9 points per game.

There is one important category where Sam Houston State has a statistical edge, assists, where the Bearkats have the upper hand over the Lions, 14 per game to nine per game. When considering the Four Factors, Sam Houston State performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 73.4. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 19th in the country.

Sam Houston State StatSmack

  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Southeastern Louisiana has a stronger schedule than Sam Houston State this season (SOS Rank: #95 vs #269).
  • Brandon Fortenberry is ranked 10th in the Southland in three-pointers.
  • The Southeastern Louisiana rebounding leader (Roosevelt Johnson) has more rebounds than the Sam Houston State rebounding leader (Michael Holyfield).
  • Roosevelt Johnson is ranked 6th in the Southland in rebounds.
  • Southeastern Louisiana players are more experienced than Sam Houston State players (8,448 minutes played vs 6,792 minutes played).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Southeastern Louisiana has come back to win after being down at half against Sam Houston State 4 times since 1997.
  • The Southeastern Louisiana scoring leader (Brandon Fortenberry) has more points than the Sam Houston State scoring leader (Darius Gatson).
  • Dre Evans is ranked 10th in the Southland in three-pointers.
SHSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Darius Gatson 25 9 3 3 2 0 2
C Terrance Motley 19 8 6 0 1 0 1
C DeMarcus Gatlin 23 8 4 2 1 0 2
C- James Thomas 23 7 5 1 1 0 1
C- M. McKinney 21 7 3 1 1 0 1
C- Erik Williams 21 9 5 0 0 0 0
D+ Paul Baxter 18 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Nathaniel Mason 16 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Will Bond 15 5 3 1 1 0 0
D M. Holyfield 17 3 6 0 0 1 1
D Jeremy McKay 17 5 1 1 1 0 1
D Aaron Harwell 14 2 2 3 1 0 1
F Mitch McCormick 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
SELU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C B. Fortenberry 35 12 5 3 1 0 2
D+ R. Johnson 24 11 8 1 1 1 2
D+ Dre Evans 30 9 2 2 1 0 2
D Jeffery Ricard 28 9 2 2 1 0 2
D Antonnio Benton 22 6 5 0 1 1 1
D Onochie Ochie 11 6 2 0 0 1 1
D- Roger Woods 15 2 3 1 0 0 1
D- Todd Nelson 16 5 1 0 0 0 1
F Jan Petrovcic 11 1 3 0 0 0 1
F Jeremy Campbell 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Jamaal James 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
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