UNC Asheville vs. Presbyterian: Full Game Preview

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UNC Asheville vs. Presbyterian: Full Game Preview
UNC Asheville
(11-10, 3-8 away)
Presbyterian
(5-16, 4-4 home)
Venue: Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UNC Asheville J Atkinson 16.9 J Atkinson 7.9 T Meyer 3.8
Presbyterian K Mutakabbir 15.8 J Clyburn 6.1 E Washington 6.2

On Wednesday, Presbyterian plays host to North Carolina-Asheville at Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center. It starts at 7:00 EST. The Blue Hose are 1-6 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. They lost 66-58 the last time they played (1/21/2012).

Presbyterian maintains 9th place in the Big South while North Carolina-Asheville is in 2nd place.

The 29 points by Khalid Mutakabbir helped the Blue Hose to an 82-71 victory over Longwood on January 26th. He leads the team with 15.8 points per game. For the Bulldogs, Will Weeks put up 21 points and 8 rebounds in the 69-58 win over High Point on January 26th. He contributes 5.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.0 points per game.

North Carolina-Asheville has a statistical edge over Presbyterian in two specific areas. The Bulldogs have the upper hand in rebounding, 37 per game to 29 per game. Additionally, North Carolina-Asheville has an edge over Presbyterian in scoring, 72 points per game to 61 points per game.

North Carolina-Asheville StatSmack

  • William Truss is ranked 7th in the Big South in blocks.
  • Presbyterian has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than North Carolina-Asheville according to Kiplinger (62.8% vs 29%).
  • Jordan Downing is ranked 4th in the Big South in three-pointers.
  • Khalid Mutakabbir is ranked 5th in the Big South in points and 9th in the Big South in assists.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Presbyterian currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (967 to 954) than North Carolina-Asheville, per the NCAA.
  • Presbyterian players are more experienced than North Carolina-Asheville players (9,015 minutes played vs 6,470 minutes played).
UNCA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jeremy Atkinson 34 17 8 3 2 0 3
C+ Keith Hornsby 33 14 4 3 1 0 2
C Will Weeks 31 10 5 2 1 0 2
C Trent Meyer 33 10 3 4 2 1 2
C D.J. Cunningham 23 8 6 1 1 3 2
C- Jon Nwannunu 20 9 4 1 0 0 1
D Josh Seligson 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
D Marcus Neely 15 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Sam Hughes 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Jaleel Roberts 6 2 2 0 0 1 1
D- Zack Davis 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
F C. Littlejohn 5 0 1 0 0 0 1
F Drew Combs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PRES Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C K. Mutakabbir 37 16 3 3 1 0 3
C Jordan Downing 34 13 4 1 0 0 2
C- Eric Washington 31 6 3 6 1 0 3
D+ Joshua Clyburn 29 10 6 1 1 1 3
D William Truss 23 7 5 0 0 1 1
D Ryan McTavish 27 6 4 1 0 0 1
D- Ryan Hargrave 16 5 3 1 0 0 0
D- Austin Anderson 20 3 2 1 0 0 1
F Matthew Citron 4 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Jake Campbell 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Mac Lake 5 1 1 1 0 0 0
F Russell McCray 3 2 1 0 1 0 1
F J. Thibodeaux 3 2 0 0 0 1 1
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