UNC Wilmington vs. Towson: Full Game Preview

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UNC Wilmington vs. Towson: Full Game Preview
UNC Wilmington
(8-13, 1-11 away)
Towson
(11-12, 3-5 home)
Venue: Towson Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 04, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UNC Wilmington K Rendleman 15.6 K Rendleman 10.2 C Dixon 2.4
Towson J Benimon 16.9 J Benimon 11.5 J Benimon 2.4

Towson plays host to North Carolina-Wilmington at Towson Center on Monday. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Tigers beat the Seahawks 79-74 on January 2nd and are 4-4 against them over the last four years.

Towson is in 5th place in the conference, North Carolina-Wilmington is in 8th place.

In their last match-up, Jerrelle Benimon finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds in the Tigers 68-66 victory over Old Dominion on January 30th. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 16.9 points per game, 11.5 rebounds per game, and 2.4 assists per game. The Seahawks were defeated by Delaware 71-56 on February 2nd despite 14 points from Craig Ponder. He is averaging 8.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

North Carolina-Wilmington StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Towson has an average margin of victory of 8 over North Carolina-Wilmington in 10 wins since 1980.
  • Towson has a better conference record than North Carolina-Wilmington this season (6-4 vs 3-5).
  • The Towson three-point leader (Mike Burwell) has more three-pointers than the North Carolina-Wilmington three-point leader (Tanner Milson).
  • Towson can actually jump, with more rebounds (39.6 per game vs 35.3 per game) than North Carolina-Wilmington this season.
  • Towson is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Towson is 77.5 inches compared to 76.1 inches for North Carolina-Wilmington.
  • The Towson assist leader (Jerrelle Benimon) has more assists than the North Carolina-Wilmington assist leader (Chris Dixon).
  • How does our back look? Towson is ranked higher than North Carolina-Wilmington in the CAA (#4 vs #8).
  • Mike Burwell is ranked 8th in the CAA in three-pointers.
  • Even computers respect Towson more. We have a better RPI this season than North Carolina-Wilmington (RPI: #187 vs #264).
  • Boom! Towson defeated North Carolina-Wilmington by 5 points the last time they played (Jan 02, 2013).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Towson has a stronger schedule than North Carolina-Wilmington this season (SOS Rank: #212 vs #255).
UNCW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Keith Rendleman 33 16 10 1 2 1 2
C- Chris Dixon 26 9 3 2 1 0 3
C- C. Williams 26 6 7 1 1 2 1
D+ Craig Ponder 25 8 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Freddie Jackson 25 5 4 1 1 0 2
D Tanner Milson 24 7 1 2 0 0 2
D Tyree Graham 13 5 1 1 1 0 1
D Luke Hager 13 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Shane Reybold 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Dylan Sherwood 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Alex Kilmartin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C.J. Gettys 6 3 0 0 0 0 1
F Nate Anderson 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Matt Wilson 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Marcus Graham 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Zack Allen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ J. Benimon 36 17 11 2 1 2 4
C Marcus Damas 31 10 5 2 1 1 2
C Jerome Hairston 29 9 2 2 1 0 2
C Mike Burwell 28 9 3 1 1 0 1
C Bilal Dixon 23 6 6 0 0 1 1
C- Rafriel Guthrie 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
D Kris Walden 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D T. Parker-Rivera 15 3 3 0 0 0 1
D C. Collins 3 2 1 1 0 0 0
D- Jamel Flash 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- B. Alston 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F B. Blackstone 3 0 1 0 0 0 1
F Jeremy Schulkin 4 1 2 1 0 0 1
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