Cleveland State vs. Detroit: Full Game Preview
|Cleveland State||A Grady 13.7||M Mason 5.8||C Lee 5.1|
|Detroit||R McCallum 18.9||N Minnerath 5.8||R McCallum 4.5|
On Tuesday, Detroit hosts Cleveland State at Calihan Hall. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com. The Titans lost to the Vikings 74-62 on Jan. 12 and are 4-7 against them over the last four years.
Detroit is in second place in the conference, Cleveland State is in seventh place.
In their last outing, despite 30 points and 5 rebounds from Ray McCallum, the Titans fell to Green Bay 68-59 on Feb. 9. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 18.9 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 1.8 steals per game. For the Vikings, Bryn Forbes finished with 24 points and 5 rebounds in the 80-72 loss to Valparaiso on Feb. 9. He is averaging 12.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
There is a single key statistical area where Detroit can exploit Cleveland State, scoring, where the Titans have an edge over the Vikings, 78 points per game to 64 points per game.
Cleveland State StatSmack
- The Detroit three-point leader (Jason Calliste, 56 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Cleveland State three-point leader (Bryn Forbes, 48 three-pointers).
- Detroit has a better conference record than Cleveland State this season (8-4 vs. 4-7).
- Ray McCallum is ranked 13th nationally in points, 10th in the Horizon in three-pointers, 2nd in the Horizon in assists, 2nd in the Horizon in steals, and 10th in the Horizon in blocks.
- Detroit has a potent offense, scoring more points (78.3 per game vs. 64.9 per game) than Cleveland State this season.
- Detroit players are more experienced than Cleveland State players (12,769 minutes played vs. 10,042 minutes played).
- Since 1998, Detroit has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Cleveland State (one vs. zero).
- The Detroit scoring leader (Ray McCallum, 473 points) has more points than the Cleveland State scoring leader (Bryn Forbes, 305 points).
- Nick Minnerath is ranked 8th in the Horizon in points and 6th in the Horizon in rebounds.
- That must sting. Detroit has blown out Cleveland State by 20 points or more on five occasions since 2003.
- Detroit has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (55.4 percent to 46.2 percent).
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