Detroit vs. Loyola (IL): Full Game Preview

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Detroit vs. Loyola (IL): Full Game Preview
Detroit
(12-8, 2-6 away)
Loyola (IL)
(12-7, 6-3 home)
Venue: Joseph J. Gentile Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Detroit R McCallum 18.2 N Minnerath 5.8 R McCallum 4.8
Loyola (IL) B Averkamp 15.3 B Averkamp 6.4 C Payne 4.4

Loyola (Chicago) welcomes Detroit to Joseph J. Gentile Arena on Saturday. Tip-off occurs at 4:00 EST and you can catch it on CSN-CHI. The Ramblers are 2-8 against the Titans over the last four years. They fell 80-71 on 2/28/2012, the last time they met.

Loyola (Chicago) is currently in 7th place in the conference and Detroit is in 3rd.

In a 67-55 win over Cleveland State on January 23rd, Christian Thomas put up 21 points and 5 rebounds for the Ramblers. He is putting up 8.7 points per game while also averaging 5.7 rebounds per game. For the Titans, Doug Anderson put up 20 points and 6 rebounds in the 64-62 loss to Wright State on January 21st. He averages 11.8 points per game in addition to a team-best 0.8 blocks per game.

There is one important category where Detroit has a statistical edge, scoring, where the Titans have the upper hand over the Ramblers, 78 points per game to 62 points per game. A key area of strength for Detroit is turnover percentage at 15.9, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 6th nationally).

Detroit StatSmack

  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Loyola has come back to win after being down at half against Detroit 4 times since 1998.
  • Loyola is better at defending the three (34.3% allowed vs 40.5% allowed) than Detroit this season.
  • The Loyola rebounding leader (Ben Averkamp) has more rebounds than the Detroit rebounding leader (Doug Anderson).
  • Loyola has a better scoring defense (57.8 allowed per game vs 70.7 allowed per game) than Detroit this season.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Loyola has a better overall record than Detroit this season (9-3 vs 8-5).
  • Devon Turk is ranked 8th in the Horizon in three-pointers.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Loyola currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (976 to 937) than Detroit, per the NCAA.
  • The Loyola blocks leader (Ben Averkamp) has more blocks than the Detroit blocks leader (Doug Anderson).
  • At least you keep showing up. Loyola has an average margin of victory of 9 over Detroit in 36 wins since 1980.
DET Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ray McCallum 35 18 5 5 2 1 2
B- Nick Minnerath 27 13 6 1 1 1 1
B- Jason Calliste 34 14 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Doug Anderson 26 12 5 1 1 1 1
C J. Howard Jr. 28 10 4 1 1 0 1
C- Evan Bruinsma 19 5 4 1 1 1 1
D+ G. Dos Santos 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Olumide Solanke 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Ugochukwu Njoku 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D P.J. Boutte 11 2 1 2 1 0 1
D Anton Wilson 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D J. Lippert 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
LCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Ben Averkamp 33 15 6 1 1 1 2
C C. Thomas 23 9 6 1 1 0 1
C Cully Payne 29 8 2 4 1 0 3
C- Jordan Hicks 26 6 4 2 1 0 1
C- Joe Crisman 27 5 4 2 1 0 1
C- Devon Turk 20 9 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Tanner Williams 11 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Jeff White 19 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Matt O`Leary 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Nick Osborne 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- London Dokubo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Bill Clark 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Derrick Boone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Kody Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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