Morehead State vs. Belmont: Full Game Preview

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Morehead State vs. Belmont: Full Game Preview
Morehead State
(11-11, 3-8 away)
Belmont
(17-4, 8-1 home)
Venue: Curb Event Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Morehead State M Chavis 11.5 C Posthumus 6.9 D Atkinson 5.4
Belmont I Clark 19.2 T Noack 5.8 K Johnson 4.9

Morehead State travels to Curb Event Center on Thursday to take on Belmont. It starts at 8:00 EST. The Eagles lost to the Bruins 64-63 on January 24th.

Belmont is in 1st place in the conference and Morehead State is in 5th place.

In their last match-up, Angelo Warner finished with 24 points and 6 rebounds in the Eagles 78-69 victory over Tennessee State on January 26th. On top of a team-high 1.8 steals per game, he also scores 10.1 points per game. In an 85-74 victory over Eastern Kentucky on January 26th, J.J. Mann put up 18 points and 6 assists for the Bruins. He averages 8.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.8 steals per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Belmont is strong in effective field goal percentage at 57.0. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 3rd in the nation.

Belmont StatSmack

  • Morehead isn't as congested as Nashville (population is significantly lower).
  • Morehead State can actually jump, with more rebounds (37.5 per game vs 33.5 per game) than Belmont this season.
  • Morehead State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Morehead State is 208 lbs compared to 200 lbs for Belmont.
  • The Morehead State rebounding leader (Chad Posthumus) has more rebounds than the Belmont rebounding leader (Trevor Noack).
  • The Morehead State assist leader (Devon Atkinson) has more assists than the Belmont assist leader (Kerron Johnson).
  • Devon Atkinson is ranked 24th nationally in assists.
  • Chad Posthumus is ranked 7th in the Ohio Valley in rebounds and 9th in the Ohio Valley in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Morehead State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (962 to 1000) than Belmont, per the NCAA.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Morehead State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Belmont (2 vs 0).
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Angelo Warner 25 10 4 2 2 0 2
C Milton Chavis 23 11 4 1 2 0 2
C Chad Posthumus 18 7 7 0 1 1 1
C Devon Atkinson 30 7 2 5 1 0 3
C- Drew Kelly 20 8 4 1 1 0 2
C- M. Lewis-Briggs 18 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Bakari Turner 18 8 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Kahlil Owens 15 6 4 0 1 1 1
D Taariq Muhammad 11 1 2 2 1 0 2
D Jarrett Stokes 16 5 1 1 0 0 1
D Bruce Reed 11 3 2 1 1 1 1
D Jason Holmes 10 3 2 0 0 1 1
D- J. Stickler 12 2 2 1 0 0 1
F Cordell James 7 3 0 1 0 0 1
F Jordan Percell 7 0 1 0 0 0 1
BEL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Ian Clark 33 19 3 3 2 0 2
B Kerron Johnson 29 13 3 5 2 0 3
B Trevor Noack 27 12 6 1 1 0 1
B Blake Jenkins 24 9 5 1 1 1 1
B- J.J. Mann 29 8 4 3 2 0 2
C Brandon Baker 13 3 3 1 1 0 0
C R. Chamberlain 15 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Craig Bradshaw 10 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Chad Lang 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Adam Barnes 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Holden Mobley 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jeff Laidig 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Spencer Turner 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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