Marshall vs. Memphis: Full Game Preview

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Marshall vs. Memphis: Full Game Preview
Marshall
(9-10, 0-7 away)
Memphis
(15-3, 12-1 home)
Venue: FedEx Forum
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Marshall E Pittman 14.8 D Tinnon 8.8 D Kane 7.3
Memphis J Jackson 15.3 D Stephens 6.7 J Jackson 4.0

Memphis welcomes Marshall to FedEx Forum on Saturday. Tip-off is at 2:00 EST and it can be seen on FSN or MSG+. The Tigers are 6-1 against the Thundering Herd over the last four years. They won 83-57 on 3/10/2012 the last time they played.

Memphis is currently in 1st place in the C-USA and Marshall is in 7th. Memphis will be looking to extend its nine-game win streak.

In their last match-up, Geron Johnson finished with 18 points and 5 assists in the Tigers 71-60 victory over Tulane on January 22nd. While contributing 3.9 rebounds per game, he also scores 10.2 points per game. For the Thundering Herd, Jamir Hanner finished with 8 points in the 102-46 loss to Southern Miss on January 23rd. He contributes 3.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.4 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Marshall is strong in the following categories: free throw rate at 46.5 and offensive rebounding percentage at 38.8.

Marshall StatSmack

  • We win when it counts, too. Memphis has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Marshall (14 vs 0).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Memphis has had more players drafted by the NBA than Marshall (10 vs 1).
  • Memphis players are more experienced than Marshall players (11,776 minutes played vs 8,643 minutes played).
  • Memphis allows fewer rebounds (31.6 allowed per game vs 37.4 allowed per game) than Marshall this season.
  • Memphis is a better shooting team (47.2% vs 42.3%) than Marshall this season.
  • Memphis has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Marshall (1 vs 0).
  • Memphis has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.791 to 0.502).
  • The Memphis steals leader (Chris Crawford) has more steals than the Marshall steals leader (DeAndre Kane).
  • It must sting. Memphis has blown out Marshall by 20 points or more on 7 occasions since 2006.
  • We just win. Memphis has more wins over the last 5 years than Marshall (155 vs 105).
  • At least you keep showing up. Memphis has an average margin of victory of 16 over Marshall in 10 wins since 2005.
MARSH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- DeAndre Kane 36 15 5 7 2 0 4
C Elijah Pittman 31 15 4 1 1 1 3
C Dennis Tinnon 30 10 9 1 1 0 2
C D.D. Scarver 27 13 2 2 1 0 2
C- Nigel Spikes 25 6 8 0 0 1 1
D Jamir Hanner 11 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Robert Goff 16 4 3 0 0 1 2
D Chris Martin 17 4 1 1 1 0 2
D- DeVince Boykins 11 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Tamron Manning 11 0 1 1 0 0 1
D- Kelvin Amayo 9 3 0 1 1 0 1
D- J.P. Kambola 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Yous Mbao 7 0 2 0 0 1 1
MEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Joe Jackson 31 14 3 4 2 0 3
C+ Geron Johnson 25 10 4 2 2 1 3
C+ D.J. Stephens 22 6 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Shaq Goodwin 22 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Adonis Thomas 28 10 4 2 1 1 2
C Tarik Black 20 10 5 0 1 1 1
C Chris Crawford 27 7 3 3 2 0 2
C Antonio Barton 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Anthony Cole 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Stan Simpson 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Trey Draper 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Damien Wilson 4 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Ferrakohn Hall 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
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