Louisiana-Monroe vs. FL Internationial: Full Game Preview

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Louisiana-Monroe vs. FL Internationial: Full Game Preview
Louisiana-Monroe
(3-14, 1-9 away)
FL Internationial
(11-10, 6-3 home)
Venue: U.S. Century Bank Arena
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisiana-Monroe A Olatayo 14.8 J James 6.8 J James 4.7
FL Internationial T Murphy 15.3 T Murphy 7.7 D Hill 2.9

Louisiana-Monroe heads to U.S. Century Bank Arena on Saturday to take on Florida International. It gets started at 7:30 EST. The Warhawks are 2-2 against the Golden Panthers over the last four years. They won 54-50 on 1/7/2012 the last time they played.

Louisiana-Monroe is 11th in the conference and Florida International is 5th. Both teams continue to jockey for position. Louisiana-Monroe is looking to recover from having lost six games in a row.

The Warhawks were defeated by Florida Atlantic 76-71 on January 31st despite 25 points and 7 rebounds from Amos Olatayo. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 14.8 points per game and 0.5 blocks per game. The Golden Panthers were defeated by Middle Tennessee State 66-64 on January 31st despite 19 points and 10 rebounds from Tymell Murphy. He contributes a team-leading 15.3 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.1 blocks per game.

Florida International has a statistical edge over Louisiana-Monroe in one specific area, scoring, where the Golden Panthers have the upper hand over the Warhawks, 69 points per game to 58 points per game.

Florida International StatSmack

  • Louisiana-Monroe is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Louisiana-Monroe is 76.0 inches compared to 75.0 inches for Florida International.
  • Monroe isn't as congested as Miami (population is significantly lower).
  • Trent Mackey is ranked 6th in the Sun Belt in three-pointers.
  • Louisiana-Monroe beat Florida International by 4 points the last time they played (Jan 07, 2012).
  • Louisiana-Monroe has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (42.29% to 38.75%).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Louisiana-Monroe has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Florida International (1 vs 0).
  • Louisiana-Monroe is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Louisiana-Monroe is 199 lbs compared to 186 lbs for Florida International.
  • At least you keep showing up. Louisiana-Monroe has an average margin of victory of 7 over Florida International in 4 wins since 2006.
  • Jayon James is ranked 2nd in the Sun Belt in assists.
  • The Louisiana-Monroe assist leader (Jayon James) has more assists than the Florida International assist leader (Deric Hill).
ULM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Amos Olatayo 29 15 6 1 1 0 2
C Jayon James 34 10 7 5 1 0 5
D+ Trent Mackey 29 10 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Millaun Brown 28 6 5 0 1 0 2
D+ M. Hansberry 27 8 2 1 1 0 1
D R.J. McCray 30 8 2 2 1 0 3
D Trey Lindsey 19 4 3 1 0 0 1
D- Kyle Koszuta 11 2 1 2 1 0 1
F Ife Eke 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Colton Ponder 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Birchett 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
FIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tymell Murphy 31 15 8 2 1 1 2
C+ Jerome Frink 30 10 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Malik Smith 33 14 3 1 1 0 2
C- Tola Akomolafe 24 4 4 1 1 0 1
C- Cameron Bell 19 7 3 1 2 0 2
C- M. Porcher Jimenez 14 6 2 1 0 0 1
C- Deric Hill 18 5 2 3 2 0 2
D+ Gaby Belardo 17 5 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Juan Ferrales 16 5 1 1 0 0 1
D Joey De La Rosa 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Ivan Jurkovic 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Manuel Nunez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Dee Lewis 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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