Winthrop vs. UNC Asheville: Full Game Preview

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Winthrop vs. UNC Asheville: Full Game Preview
Winthrop
(10-11, 2-8 away)
UNC Asheville
(13-10, 8-2 home)
Venue: Kimmel Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Winthrop D Henry 11.8 L Brown 6.2 J Jerome 2.6
UNC Asheville J Atkinson 17.3 J Atkinson 7.5 T Meyer 3.9

On Wednesday, Winthrop heads to Kimmel Arena to take on North Carolina-Asheville. It gets started at 7:00 EST. The Eagles are 4-5 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. They fell 67-55 on 2/25/2012, the last time they met.

Winthrop is in 8th place in the conference, North Carolina-Asheville is in 2nd place.

The 18 points and 6 rebounds by Joab Jerome helped the Eagles to a 66-56 victory over Liberty on February 2nd. He is averaging 8.8 points per game while also contributing a team-high 2.6 assists per game. In a 78-61 blowout of Campbell on February 2nd, Jeremy Atkinson put up 22 points for the Bulldogs. With 17.3 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

There are two important categories where North Carolina-Asheville has a statistical edge. The Bulldogs have the upper hand in assists, 14 per game to nine per game. In addition, North Carolina-Asheville has the edge in scoring, 72 points per game to 60 points per game.

North Carolina-Asheville StatSmack

  • Winthrop has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (59.34% to 49.83%).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Winthrop currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (976 to 954) than North Carolina-Asheville, per the NCAA.
  • The Winthrop basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than North Carolina-Asheville (82% vs 50%).
  • Andre Smith is ranked 10th in the Big South in three-pointers.
  • Winthrop takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than North Carolina-Asheville (5 vs 3).
  • It must sting. Winthrop has blown out North Carolina-Asheville by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 1999.
  • Winthrop has a better scoring defense (60.9 allowed per game vs 69.2 allowed per game) than North Carolina-Asheville this season.
  • At least you keep showing up. Winthrop has an average margin of victory of 11 over North Carolina-Asheville in 32 wins since 1987.
WIN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Derrick Henry 29 12 3 2 0 0 2
C- Andre Smith 32 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- Joab Jerome 30 9 5 3 1 0 3
C- Gideon Gamble 26 10 4 1 0 0 1
C- Larry Brown 24 6 6 1 1 1 2
D+ James Bourne 25 6 4 0 1 0 1
D Steve Johnson 13 3 3 0 0 0 0
D C. Farmer 13 6 1 0 0 0 1
D- Reggie King 8 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- Donovan Carter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Shola Diop 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Tevin Prescott 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
UNCA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jeremy Atkinson 34 17 7 3 2 0 3
C+ Keith Hornsby 33 14 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Will Weeks 30 10 5 2 1 0 2
C Trent Meyer 33 10 3 4 2 0 2
C D.J. Cunningham 24 8 6 1 1 3 2
C- Jon Nwannunu 19 8 4 1 0 0 1
D Josh Seligson 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
D Marcus Neely 14 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Sam Hughes 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Jaleel Roberts 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Zack Davis 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F C. Littlejohn 4 0 1 0 0 0 1
F Drew Combs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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