Montana vs. Eastern Washington: Full Game Preview

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Montana vs. Eastern Washington: Full Game Preview
Montana
(15-4, 6-3 away)
Eastern Washington
(6-15, 6-4 home)
Venue: Reese Court
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana M Ward 15.3 K Jamar 5.8 W Cherry 4.6
Eastern Washington J Crosgile 14.7 V Jois 9.7 J Crosgile 5.5

Montana visits Reese Court on Saturday to take on Eastern Washington. It gets started at 9:05 EST. The Grizzlies beat the Eagles 81-66 on January 3rd and are 8-2 against them over the last four years.

Montana is in 1st place in the conference, Eastern Washington is in 8th place.

In an 81-68 triumph over Portland State on January 31st, Will Cherry put up 16 points and 7 rebounds for the Grizzlies. On top of his scoring average of 13.1 points per game, he delivers 4.6 assists per game. For the Eagles, Venky Jois put up 8 points and 14 rebounds in the 72-68 win over Montana State on January 31st. With 9.7 rebounds per game and 2.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Eastern Washington StatSmack

  • Montana is a better free-throw-shooting team (76.5% vs 64.0%) than Eastern Washington this season.
  • Better not leave your building. Montana has a better record on the road than Eastern Washington this season (5-2 vs 0-10).
  • You get an A for effort, but Montana has emerged victorious against Eastern Washington the last 4 times they've played.
  • Montana is a better shooting team (46.6% vs 39.8%) than Eastern Washington this season.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Montana has come back to win after being down at half against Eastern Washington 11 times since 1997.
  • Montana is a better three-point shooting team (39.9% vs 33.8%) than Eastern Washington this season.
  • Montana takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Eastern Washington (4 vs 1).
  • Montana has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (69.23% to 35.92%).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Montana has been the favorite 10 out of the last 12 times.
  • The Montana basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Eastern Washington (78% vs 57%).
UM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kareem Jamar 34 14 6 4 1 1 2
B Will Cherry 33 13 4 5 2 0 3
B- Mathias Ward 32 15 4 1 0 0 2
C Jordan Gregory 26 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Spencer Coleman 20 7 3 1 1 0 1
C Michael Weisner 20 6 3 1 0 0 1
C Keron DeShields 22 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kevin Henderson 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Andy Martin 8 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Eric Hutchison 13 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Morgan Young 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick Emerson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jake Wiley 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
EWU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Venky Jois 34 13 10 2 1 2 2
C+ Justin Crosgile 36 15 6 6 2 0 3
D+ Martin Seiferth 21 8 5 0 0 2 1
D+ Colin Chiverton 17 11 2 0 1 1 1
D+ Parker Kelly 26 8 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Jeffrey Forbes 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Kevin Winford 20 6 2 2 0 0 1
D Thomas Reuter 22 5 3 1 1 0 2
D Danny Powell 6 4 2 0 0 0 1
D- Jordan Hickert 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
D- Daniel Hill 15 2 2 2 0 0 1
F Ivan Dorsey 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
F Tyler Harvey 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Frederik Jorg 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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