New Mexico State vs. Texas at San Antonio: Full Game Preview

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New Mexico State vs. Texas at San Antonio: Full Game Preview
New Mexico State
(14-8, 4-7 away)
Texas at San Antonio
(5-15, 1-7 home)
Venue: UTSA Convocation Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico State D Mullings 14.8 B Sy 7.3 T Watson 2.9
Texas at San Antonio K Burrage 18.0 J Hill 6.6 M Hale III 3.7

Texas-San Antonio plays host to New Mexico State at UTSA Convocation Center on Saturday. It gets started at 7:00 EST. The Roadrunners fell to the Aggies 82-62 on January 3rd.

New Mexico State is in 2nd place in the conference and Texas-San Antonio is in 10th place.

In their last match-up on January 31st, Kannon Burrage put up 19 points for the Roadrunners in a loss to Denver, 71-57. His 18.0 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Aggies, Bandja Sy finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the 86-72 win over Texas State on January 31st. He averages 11.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game.

New Mexico State has a statistical edge over Texas-San Antonio in a single key area, rebounding, where the Aggies have the upper hand over the Roadrunners, 38 per game to 30 per game. New Mexico State will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 45.6 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 7th in the country.

New Mexico State StatSmack

  • Michael Hale III is ranked 6th in the WAC in points, 4th in the WAC in three-pointers, and 6th in the WAC in assists.
  • The Texas-San Antonio scoring leader (Kannon Burrage) has more points than the New Mexico State scoring leader (Daniel Mullings).
  • Kannon Burrage is ranked 2nd in the WAC in points and 7th in the WAC in three-pointers.
  • The Texas-San Antonio three-point leader (Michael Hale III) has more three-pointers than the New Mexico State three-point leader (Kevin Aronis).
  • Texas-San Antonio is a better three-point shooting team (35.5% vs 30.0%) than New Mexico State this season.
  • The Texas-San Antonio assist leader (Michael Hale III) has more assists than the New Mexico State assist leader (Tyrone Watson).
  • The Texas-San Antonio basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than New Mexico State (50% vs 35%).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Texas-San Antonio currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (927 to 926) than New Mexico State, per the NCAA.
  • Jordan Sims is ranked 5th in the WAC in three-pointers.
NMSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Daniel Mullings 34 15 6 3 2 0 3
C+ Tyrone Watson 33 11 5 3 1 0 3
C+ Bandja Sy 34 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Sim Bhullar 20 9 5 1 0 2 1
C- K. Ross-Miller 25 5 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Renaldo Dixon 15 5 3 1 0 1 1
D+ T. Nephawe 21 7 5 0 0 1 3
D+ Terrel de Rouen 17 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Emery Coleman 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Aronis 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Remi Barry 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D B.J West 5 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Matej Buovac 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Weary 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
UTSA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Kannon Burrage 35 18 4 2 1 0 3
C+ M. Hale III 35 16 3 4 1 0 3
C+ Jeromie Hill 32 13 7 1 1 0 3
C- Jordan Sims 31 7 4 2 1 0 1
D+ Larry Wilkins 22 6 4 1 1 0 1
D Edrico McGregor 16 4 4 1 1 0 2
D Hyjii Thomas 23 6 2 1 0 0 2
D- Tyler Wood 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- A.J. Price 10 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Jeremy Hines 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Tank Mayberry 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Dante Willis 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
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