UNC Asheville vs. Presbyterian: Full Game Preview
|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).