Brigham Young vs. Pepperdine: Full Game Preview

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Brigham Young vs. Pepperdine: Full Game Preview
Brigham Young
(16-6, 4-5 away)
Pepperdine
(10-10, 5-4 home)
Venue: Firestone Fieldhouse
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Brigham Young T Haws 20.5 B Davies 7.4 M Carlino 4.4
Pepperdine L Jackson 14.4 S Davis 7.0 C Willis 4.7

Brigham Young travels to Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday to take on Pepperdine. The game gets underway at 10:00 EST and you can catch it on TWC. The Cougars beat the Waves 76-51 on January 10th and are 4-0 against them over the last four years.

Brigham Young is currently in 3rd place in the West Coast and Pepperdine is in 6th.

In an 85-67 dismantling of Portland on January 26th, Matt Carlino put up 24 points and 6 assists for the Cougars. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 4.4 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. For the Waves, Jordan Baker finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds in the 84-72 loss to Saint Mary's on January 26th. He is averaging 11.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

Brigham Young appears to have a key statistical advantage over Pepperdine in one area, scoring, where the Cougars have an edge over the Waves, 77 points per game to 63 points per game.

Pepperdine StatSmack

  • Tyler Haws is ranked 6th nationally in points.
  • Brigham Young is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Brigham Young is 78.2 inches compared to 76.8 inches for Pepperdine.
  • Be afraid. Brigham Young has blown out more teams than Pepperdine this season (6 blowouts vs 1).
  • The Brigham Young blocks leader (Brandon Davies) has more blocks than the Pepperdine blocks leader (Moriba De Freitas).
  • Brandon Davies is ranked 18th nationally in points, 4th in the West Coast in rebounds, 8th in the West Coast in steals, and 5th in the West Coast in blocks.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Brigham Young has a stronger schedule than Pepperdine this season (SOS Rank: #65 vs #184).
  • Brigham Young can actually jump, with more rebounds (39.5 per game vs 34.6 per game) than Pepperdine this season.
  • AP voters think more highly of Brigham Young and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Pepperdine (65 vs 0).
  • Brigham Young has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Pepperdine (#36 vs #103).
  • Brigham Young players are more experienced than Pepperdine players (11,171 minutes played vs 9,212 minutes played).
  • Brigham Young has more Top 50 Director's Cup finishes than Pepperdine (18 vs 4)
BYU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Tyler Haws 33 21 5 2 1 0 2
B+ Brandon Davies 28 18 7 2 1 1 3
B Matt Carlino 27 11 3 4 2 0 2
C+ Brock Zylstra 24 7 4 2 1 0 1
C Josh Sharp 22 5 5 1 0 0 1
C Nate Austin 16 4 4 1 1 1 1
C Craig Cusick 20 4 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Anson Winder 8 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Raul Delgado 8 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Bronson Kaufusi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Ian Harward 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D A. Ambrosino 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Cory Calvert 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
PEPP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Lorne Jackson 29 14 3 3 1 0 3
C+ Jordan Baker 31 12 5 3 1 0 4
C+ Stacy Davis 29 10 7 1 1 0 2
C Caleb Willis 31 6 4 5 1 0 2
C Jett Raines 23 7 4 0 1 0 1
C- Nikolas Skouen 18 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- M. De Freitas 18 3 5 1 0 1 1
D+ Allen Stevens 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jan Maehlen 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Atif Russell 14 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Austin Mills 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
D Manny Ochenje 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Malte Kramer 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
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