Robert Morris vs. Long Island: Full Game Preview

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Robert Morris  vs. Long Island: Full Game Preview
Robert Morris
(14-8, 7-6 away)
Long Island
(11-10, 7-3 home)
Venue: Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Robert Morris K Anderson 12.7 R Johnson 6.1 V Jones 5.2
Long Island J Olasewere 18.7 J Olasewere 8.2 J Brickman 8.4

On Saturday, Long Island hosts Robert Morris at Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center. It gets started at 3:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Blackbirds are 4-4 against the Colonials over the last four years. The last time they met (3/7/2012) they won 90-73.

Both teams share 2nd place in the conference. Long Island is rolling, currently on a six-game winning streak.

In their last match-up, Booker Hucks finished with 20 points in the Blackbirds 82-62 blowout of St. Francis (PA) on January 31st. He contributes 2.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.2 points per game. For the Colonials, Russell Johnson finished with 8 points and 15 rebounds in the 71-61 loss to St. Francis (NY) on January 31st. He is averaging 8.9 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 6.1 per game.

Robert Morris StatSmack

  • The Long Island rebounding leader (Jamal Olasewere) has more rebounds than the Robert Morris rebounding leader (Lucky Jones).
  • Long Island players are more experienced than Robert Morris players (16,584 minutes played vs 15,514 minutes played).
  • The Long Island basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Robert Morris (78% vs 64%).
  • Julian Boyd is ranked 10th in the NEC in points and 6th in the NEC in blocks.
  • Long Island embarrassed Robert Morris by 17 points the last time they played (Mar 07, 2012).
  • E.J. Reed is ranked 7th in the NEC in blocks.
  • Long Island is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Long Island is 194 lbs compared to 187 lbs for Robert Morris.
  • Brandon Thompson is ranked 8th in the NEC in three-pointers.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Long Island has come back to win after being down at half against Robert Morris 3 times since 2009.
  • The Long Island assist leader (Jason Brickman) has more assists than the Robert Morris assist leader (Velton Jones).
  • The Long Island scoring leader (Jamal Olasewere) has more points than the Robert Morris scoring leader (Karvel Anderson).
RMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Lucky Jones 27 11 6 1 1 0 2
C Velton Jones 25 11 1 5 2 0 2
C Karvel Anderson 24 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Russell Johnson 27 9 6 2 2 0 2
C Coron Williams 24 9 3 1 1 0 1
C Mike McFadden 25 9 4 1 1 0 2
D+ Keith Armstrong 10 3 0 0 0 0 0
D+ A. Myers-Pate 23 6 2 3 1 0 2
D+ David Appolon 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Stephan Hawkins 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Vaughn Morgan 14 2 2 0 1 1 1
F Treadwell Lewis 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
F Shane Sweigart 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
LIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jamal Olasewere 30 19 8 1 2 1 3
C+ Julian Boyd 29 19 6 1 1 1 1
C C.J. Garner 36 13 4 3 1 0 2
C Jason Brickman 38 9 3 8 1 0 4
C B. Thompson 29 10 3 2 1 0 1
D+ E.J. Reed 20 7 4 0 0 1 2
D Kenny Onyechi 13 5 2 0 0 1 1
D Booker Hucks 11 6 2 0 0 1 1
D Gerrell Martin 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- Troy Joseph 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- D.J. Griggs 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Khalil Murphy 9 1 2 0 0 0 1
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