Montana State vs. Eastern Washington: Recap and Stats

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Montana State vs. Eastern Washington: Recap and Stats
Montana State 68
(9-10, 1-8 away)
Eastern Washington 72
(6-15, 6-4 home)
Venue: Reese Court
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, January 31, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Montana State 36 32 68
Eastern Washington 41 31 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana State F Davis 12 P Egwuonwu 7 A Biglow 5
Eastern Washington C Chiverton 20 V Jois 14 V Jois 7

Eastern Washington knocked off Montana State 72-68 in conference action on Thursday, January 31st. The season series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1. Venky Jois had an impressive game for the Eagles and put up eight points plus 14 rebounds (7 Ast 3 Blk). Kevin Winford had 13 points and added seven rebounds (4 Ast 3 Stl). For the Bobcats, Paul Egwuonwu finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. The next game will be on Saturday, February 2nd when Eastern Washington (6-15, 4-7 Big Sky) hosts Montana (15-4, 11-0 Big Sky).

Eastern Washington Game Notes

  • Eastern Washington started 6-15 during the 2009 and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • EWU beat the spread by 1.5 points. That makes the 7th time this season the Eagles have beaten the spread.
  • The Eagles have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Eastern Washington has won 25 close games.
  • Eastern Washington has recorded fewer rebounds than their opponents for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--EWU has a 1.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Colin Chiverton and Parker Kelly) accounted for 48.6% of the points.
  • Venky Jois accounted for 34.1% of the team's rebounds.
  • Colin Chiverton has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 21 games this season.
  • Venky Jois has led the team in rebounding in 17 out of 21 games this season.
  • Kevin Winford had career highs with 7 rebounds and 7 defensive rebounds.
  • Venky Jois recorded the 11th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This marks the 14th 20-point game of Colin Chiverton's career.

Montana State Game Notes

  • Montana State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Bobcats have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Montana State has lost 23 close games.
  • Flavien Davis has led the team in scoring 5 times in 19 games this season.
  • Paul Egwuonwu has led the team in rebounding 12 times in 19 games this season.
MTST PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
APaul Egwuonwu201070010
AAntonio Biglow22565100
BCalen Coleman20960001
BFlavien Davis241261114
B-Xavier Blount33950301
B-Michael Dison10221200
B-Christian Moon30940100
C+Marcus Colbert261022113
-Jeff Budinich9020011
-Blake Brumwell3000100
-Eric Norman3200000
EWU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Venky Jois348147033
AKevin Winford361374301
B+Colin Chiverton262040001
BParker Kelly361521100
BMartin Seiferth20740111
C+Jordan Hickert8331002
C-Thomas Reuter28451003
C-Daniel Hill10221002

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