Valparaiso vs. Wright State: Full Game Preview

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Valparaiso vs. Wright State: Full Game Preview
Valparaiso
(19-6, 7-5 away)
Wright State
(17-8, 9-3 home)
Venue: Nutter Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Valparaiso R Broekhoff 16.8 R Broekhoff 8.0 E Buggs 3.6
Wright State C Darling 11.5 T Sledge 4.7 R Arceneaux 2.9

Wright State welcomes Valparaiso to Nutter Center on Tuesday. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST. The Raiders fell to the Crusaders 69-63 on Jan. 19 and are 6-4 against them over the last four years.

Wright State is in second place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on first place Valparaiso.

In their last outing, behind 18 points and 5 rebounds from Cole Darling, the Raiders blew out Milwaukee 64-49 on Feb. 9. His 11.5 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Crusaders, Ryan Broekhoff put up 15 points in the 80-72 win over Cleveland State on Feb. 9. He contributes a team-leading 16.8 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 0.7 blocks per game. The Four Factors in which Valparaiso stands out are effective field goal percentage at 54.7 percent and free throw rate at 43.3 percent.

Valparaiso StatSmack

  • Wright State has a better record in close games than Valparaiso this season (5-1 vs. 4-2).
  • Wright State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Wright State is 198 lbs compared to 192 lbs for Valparaiso.
  • Wright State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Wright State is 76.5 inches compared to 75.5 inches for Valparaiso.
  • Wright State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Valparaiso in 11 wins since 1991.
  • Jerran Young is ranked 6th in the Horizon in steals.
  • Wright State has come back to win after being down at half against Valparaiso three times since 2008.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Wright State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (985 to 968) than Valparaiso, per the NCAA.
  • Wright State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (57.4 percent to 55.9 percent).
  • Reggie Arceneaux is ranked 8th in the Horizon in three-pointers.
Valpo Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ryan Broekhoff 32 17 8 2 1 1 2
C+ Kevin Van Wijk 23 13 5 1 1 1 2
C Erik Buggs 27 6 3 4 2 0 3
C Matt Kenney 23 7 3 3 1 1 2
C LaVonte Dority 23 11 2 2 1 0 2
C B. Capobianco 16 6 5 1 0 0 1
C- Ben Boggs 20 6 2 1 0 0 1
C- Will Bogan 25 5 1 1 1 0 1
C- Jordan Coleman 17 5 3 0 1 0 1
D V. Fernandez 8 1 1 0 0 1 1
D Alex Rossi 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Cole Darling 24 11 5 1 1 0 2
C R. Arceneaux 31 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Kendall Griffin 28 6 2 2 1 0 2
C Matt Vest 25 5 4 2 1 0 1
C Jerran Young 17 8 4 1 2 1 2
C- Miles Dixon 22 8 2 1 1 0 1
C- JT Yoho 14 6 2 0 0 0 1
C- Tavares Sledge 20 5 5 0 1 0 1
D+ AJ Pacher 11 4 2 1 0 0 0
D Stephen Gossard 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Joe Bramanti 13 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Jacoby Roddy 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Collie 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Bobo Drummond 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
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