Hofstra vs. William & Mary: Full Game Preview

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Hofstra vs. William & Mary: Full Game Preview
Hofstra
(5-16, 0-10 away)
William & Mary
(8-12, 5-3 home)
Venue: William & Mary Hall
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Hofstra T Buie 14.7 J Hall 9.4 S Mejia 4.1
William & Mary M Thornton 18.2 T Rusthoven 7.3 M Thornton 2.9

William & Mary plays host to Hofstra at William & Mary Hall on Saturday. The game gets underway at 12:00 EST and you can see it on CSN-MA, PHI, CSS, MSG. The Tribe fell to the Pride 70-59 on January 12th and are 3-5 against them over the last four years.

Hofstra and William & Mary are close in the CAA, holding down 9th and 10th place, respectively.

In their last game, Marcus Thornton put up 22 points in the Tribe 66-56 loss to Delaware on January 30th. With 18.2 points per game and 2.9 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Pride, David Imes put up 10 points and 6 rebounds in the 62-41 loss to James Madison on January 31st. He is averaging 6.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

There is a single key statistical area where William & Mary can exploit Hofstra, scoring, where the Tribe have an edge over the Pride, 67 points per game to 59 points per game.

Hofstra StatSmack

  • William & Mary players are more experienced than Hofstra players (12,951 minutes played vs 10,112 minutes played).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. William & Mary has come back to win after being down at half against Hofstra 3 times since 2001.
  • The William & Mary scoring leader (Marcus Thornton) has more points than the Hofstra scoring leader (Taran Buie).
  • It's only wins and losses, but William & Mary has a better overall record than Hofstra this season (8-12 vs 5-15).
  • William & Mary has a more potent offense, scoring more points (67.6 per game vs 60.4 per game) than Hofstra this season.
  • William & Mary is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on William & Mary is 77.4 inches compared to 76.0 inches for Hofstra.
  • Even computers respect William & Mary more. We have a better RPI this season than Hofstra (RPI: #297 vs #313).
  • William & Mary is a better three-point shooting team (33.1% vs 29.4%) than Hofstra this season.
  • William & Mary is better under pressure, and has defeated Hofstra in 3 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The William & Mary rebounding leader (Tim Rusthoven) has more rebounds than the Hofstra rebounding leader (Stephen Nwaukoni).
  • Marcus Thornton is ranked 4th in the CAA in points, 31st nationally in three-pointers, and 8th in the CAA in assists.
HOF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jimmy Hall 32 13 9 1 1 1 2
C Taran Buie 32 15 4 2 1 0 3
C- Stevie Mejia 34 10 4 4 2 0 3
D+ S. Stokes 28 10 2 3 1 0 2
D David Imes 29 7 5 1 1 1 2
D S. Nwaukoni 23 6 8 0 0 0 2
D Moussa Kone 21 5 4 0 1 1 1
D Jordan Allen 21 4 3 1 1 0 1
D- K. Washington 17 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Dallas Anglin 14 3 1 1 1 0 2
F Daquan Brown 9 3 0 0 0 1 0
F Darren Payen 8 1 2 0 0 1 0
F Matt Grogan 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Adam Savion 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
W&M Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Tim Rusthoven 28 15 7 2 1 1 1
C+ Marcus Thornton 36 18 3 3 1 1 3
C Brandon Britt 31 13 3 2 1 0 2
C Kyle Gaillard 33 9 5 2 1 0 2
D+ Matt Rum 30 5 4 3 1 0 2
D Terry Tarpey 17 3 4 1 1 1 1
D- Brett Goodloe 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
D- Ben Whitlatch 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Fred Heldring 10 1 2 1 0 1 0
D- Julian Boatner 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Tom Schalk 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Andrew Pavloff 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Sean Sheldon 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
F Doug Howard II 2 1 1 1 1 0 1
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