Delaware vs. Towson: Full Game Preview

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Delaware vs. Towson: Full Game Preview
Delaware
(11-11, 4-8 away)
Towson
(12-12, 4-5 home)
Venue: Towson Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Delaware D Saddler 19.3 J Hagins 10.7 J Threatt 2.9
Towson J Benimon 17.0 J Benimon 11.5 J Benimon 2.5

On Wednesday, Delaware visits Towson Center to take on Towson. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST and it can be seen on CSN-MA+ or TCN-PHI. The Fightin' Blue Hens lost to the Tigers 69-66 on January 16th and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.

Towson is in 3rd place in the conference and nipping at the heels of 2nd place Delaware.

In their last outing, behind 21 points and 7 rebounds from Devon Saddler, the Fightin' Blue Hens blew out North Carolina-Wilmington 71-56 on February 2nd. His 19.3 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Tigers, Jerrelle Benimon finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the 81-68 win over North Carolina-Wilmington on February 4th. He puts up a team-leading 17.0 points per game, 11.5 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Towson ranks 2nd in their conference in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.6, which also places them 19th in the country.

Towson StatSmack

  • We just win. Delaware has more wins over the last 5 years than Towson (77 vs 52).
  • Jamelle Hagins is ranked 8th nationally in rebounds and 28th nationally in blocks.
  • Delaware has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Towson (#68 vs #143).
  • At least you keep showing up. Delaware has an average margin of victory of 9 over Towson in 39 wins since 1982.
  • Delaware has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Towson (#26 vs #74).
  • Even computers respect Delaware more. We have a better RPI this season than Towson (RPI: #171 vs #183).
  • How does our back look? Delaware is ranked higher than Towson in the CAA (#2 vs #3).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Delaware currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (954 to 873) than Towson, per the NCAA.
  • Delaware players are more experienced than Towson players (13,093 minutes played vs 10,197 minutes played).
  • The Delaware assist leader (Devon Saddler) has more assists than the Towson assist leader (Jerrelle Benimon).
  • The Delaware steals leader (Jarvis Threatt) has more steals than the Towson steals leader (Jerome Hairston).
UD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devon Saddler 37 19 5 3 1 0 3
B Jamelle Hagins 32 12 11 1 1 2 2
C+ Jarvis Threatt 32 12 5 3 2 0 2
C Kyle Anderson 33 9 3 1 1 1 1
C Josh Brinkley 24 8 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Carl Baptiste 19 4 4 0 0 0 1
D M. King-Davis 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Larry Savage 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Terrell Rogers 17 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- Troy Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Brendan McNulty 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Tommy Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Will Townsville 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Sean Locke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F T. Allshouse 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ J. Benimon 36 17 12 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 Bilal Dixon 23 7 7 0 0 1 1
C- Mike Burwell 28 9 3 1 1 0 1
C- Rafriel Guthrie 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
D T. Parker-Rivera 15 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Kris Walden 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D C. Collins 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- B. Alston 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- B. Blackstone 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
D- Jamel Flash 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Jeremy Schulkin 4 1 2 1 0 0 1
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