Youngstown State vs. Detroit: Full Game Preview

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Youngstown State vs. Detroit: Full Game Preview
Youngstown State
(13-8, 6-5 away)
Detroit
(14-8, 10-2 home)
Venue: Calihan Hall
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 01, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Youngstown State K Perry 16.3 D Eargle 6.5 K Perry 4.2
Detroit R McCallum 18.4 N Minnerath 5.7 R McCallum 4.6

Detroit hosts Youngstown State at Calihan Hall on Friday. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Titans defeated the Penguins 101-60 on January 10th and are 8-2 against them over the past four years.

Youngstown State is in 3rd place in the conference and just behind 2nd place Detroit with a chance to catch up.

The Titans got past Wright State 83-76 on January 30th with the help of 24 points and 7 rebounds from Ray McCallum. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 18.4 points per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game. In an 80-68 victory over Valparaiso on January 30th, Kendrick Perry put up 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Penguins. He contributes a team-leading 16.3 points per game, 4.2 assists per game, and 1.9 steals per game. A key area of strength for Youngstown State is turnover percentage at 17.5, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 34th nationally).

Youngstown State StatSmack

  • Boom! Detroit humiliated Youngstown State by 41 points the last time they played (Jan 10, 2013).
  • Detroit has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (55.39% to 39.33%).
  • It must sting. Detroit has blown out Youngstown State by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2002.
  • The Detroit basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Youngstown State (90% vs 50%).
  • Nick Minnerath is ranked 9th in the Horizon in points, 7th in the Horizon in rebounds, and 10th in the Horizon in three-pointers.
  • Even computers respect Detroit more. We have a better RPI this season than Youngstown State (RPI: #75 vs #151).
  • Detroit allows fewer rebounds (33.6 allowed per game vs 37.6 allowed per game) than Youngstown State this season.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Detroit has a stronger schedule than Youngstown State this season (SOS Rank: #81 vs #222).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Detroit has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Youngstown State (1 vs 0).
  • The Detroit scoring leader (Ray McCallum) has more points than the Youngstown State scoring leader (Kendrick Perry).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Detroit has been the favorite 21 out of the last 25 times.
YSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kendrick Perry 35 17 6 4 2 0 2
B- Damian Eargle 30 13 7 1 1 3 1
C+ Blake Allen 32 10 4 3 1 0 1
C Kamren Belin 28 10 5 1 1 1 2
C- D.J. Cole 25 6 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Bobby Hain 16 6 4 1 0 1 1
D+ S. Amiker Jr. 21 6 3 1 1 0 2
D Ryan Weber 8 2 1 1 1 0 0
D- Josh Chojnacki 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Mike Podolsky 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Fletcher Larson 5 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Danny Reese 6 2 0 1 1 0 1
DET Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ray McCallum 36 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 1 0 0 1
D J. Lippert 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
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