Utah State vs. Seattle: Full Game Preview

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Utah State vs. Seattle: Full Game Preview
Utah State
(15-5, 5-2 away)
Seattle
(7-13, 5-8 home)
Venue: Key Arena
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Utah State P Medlin 16.3 J Shaw 8.5 P Medlin 3.2
Seattle C Trent 11.4 D Sunderhaus 6.9 P Obasi 4.8

Utah State heads to Key Arena on Saturday to take on Seattle. It gets started at 10:00 EST and you can catch it on ROOT-NW. The Aggies defeated the Redhawks 75-66 on January 3rd and are 2-1 against them over the past four years.

Utah State is 4th in the WAC and Seattle is in 9th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In a 77-67 win over Idaho on January 31st, Jarred Shaw put up 27 points and 9 rebounds for the Aggies. On top of a team-high 8.5 rebounds per game, he also scores 13.4 points per game. For the Redhawks, Prince Obasi put up 19 points and 5 rebounds in the 56-48 win over San Jose State on January 31st. He is averaging 9.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.8 assists per game.

Utah State has an advantage in a single key statistical area, turnovers, where the Aggies have an edge over the Redhawks, 12 per game to 19 per game. Seattle ranks 2nd in their conference in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.4, which also places them 23rd in the country.

Seattle StatSmack

  • The Utah State blocks leader (Kyisean Reed) has more blocks than the Seattle blocks leader (Deshaun Sunderhaus).
  • Utah State has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (76.40% to 43.44%).
  • Kyisean Reed is ranked 6th in the WAC in blocks.
  • Even computers respect Utah State more. We have a better RPI this season than Seattle (RPI: #131 vs #283).
  • Utah State is a better shooting team (47.5% vs 41.8%) than Seattle this season.
  • Boom! Utah State defeated Seattle by 9 points the last time they played (Jan 03, 2013).
  • Logan isn't as congested as Seattle (population is significantly lower).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Utah State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (964 to 945) than Seattle, per the NCAA.
  • Preston Medlin is ranked 9th in the WAC in points and 8th in the WAC in three-pointers.
USU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Preston Medlin 36 16 4 3 1 0 2
B- Jarred Shaw 29 13 8 1 0 1 2
B- Kyisean Reed 30 12 7 2 2 2 2
C S. Butterfield 27 10 5 2 1 0 1
C Danny Berger 22 8 4 2 0 0 1
C- Marcel Davis 24 7 2 3 1 0 2
D+ TeNale Roland 19 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Ben Clifford 15 3 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Marvin Jean 18 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Stone 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Matt Lopez 10 2 2 0 0 0 2
D Quincy Bair 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Prince Obasi 32 9 5 5 1 0 3
C Clarence Trent 24 11 6 1 1 1 3
C D. Sunderhaus 24 10 7 1 0 1 3
C- D`Vonne Pickett 27 8 4 3 2 0 3
D+ Chad Rasmussen 25 8 3 1 1 0 1
D Sterling Carter 18 7 2 2 2 0 2
D Louis Green 15 6 4 0 0 1 1
D Jarell Flora 15 6 2 1 1 0 2
D Allen Tate 13 3 3 0 1 0 1
D Luiz Bidart 14 3 2 1 0 0 1
D- Jack Crook 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Tidjane Diop 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
F David Trimble 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
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