Long Island vs. Monmouth: Full Game Preview

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Long Island vs. Monmouth: Full Game Preview
Long Island
(13-11, 5-7 away)
Monmouth
(9-16, 4-5 home)
Venue: Multipurpose Activity Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Long Island J Olasewere 19.0 J Olasewere 8.5 J Brickman 8.4
Monmouth A Nicholas 13.9 E Waite 4.5 J Steele 3.5

Long Island heads to Multipurpose Activity Center on Thursday to take on Monmouth. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Blackbirds defeated the Hawks 75-65 on Jan. 19 and are 5-2 against them over the past four years.

Monmouth is in 10th place in the NEC and Long Island is in third place.

In an 83-75 win over St. Francis (NY) on Feb. 10, Jamal Olasewere put up 20 points for the Blackbirds. He contributes a team-leading 19 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game. For the Hawks, Jesse Steele put up 28 points and 5 rebounds in the 80-76 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 10. He averages 11.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.5 assists per game.

Long Island has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Blackbirds have an edge over the Hawks, 76 points per game to 64 points per game.

Monmouth StatSmack

  • Long Island has a potent offense, scoring more points (76.9 per game vs. 64.7 per game) than Monmouth this season.
  • Long Island allows fewer rebounds (33.1 allowed per game vs. 39.7 allowed per game) than Monmouth this season.
  • Long Island has an average margin of victory of 9 over Monmouth in 29 wins since 1982.
  • That must sting. Long Island has blown out Monmouth by 20 points or more on five occasions since 1997.
  • Long Island is better under pressure, and has defeated Monmouth in five out of the last eight games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Long Island is a better three-point shooting team (37.1 percent vs. 31.5 percent) than Monmouth this season.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Long Island has a better overall record than Monmouth this season (13-11 vs. 9-16).
  • Jamal Olasewere is ranked 3rd in the NEC in points, 3rd in the NEC in rebounds, and 7th in the NEC in steals.
  • Long Island has come back to win after being down at half against Monmouth three times since 2003.
  • Julian Boyd is ranked 10th in the NEC in points and 6th in the NEC in blocks.
  • Long Island has a better record at home than Monmouth this season (7-2 vs. 4-5).
LIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jamal Olasewere 30 19 8 1 2 1 3
C+ Julian Boyd 29 19 6 1 1 1 1
C C.J. Garner 35 13 4 3 1 0 2
C Jason Brickman 37 10 3 8 1 0 4
C- B. Thompson 28 10 3 2 1 0 1
D+ E.J. Reed 19 7 4 0 0 1 1
D Booker Hucks 12 6 2 0 0 1 1
D Kenny Onyechi 12 4 2 0 0 1 1
D Gerrell Martin 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D- Troy Joseph 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- D.J. Griggs 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Khalil Murphy 9 1 2 0 0 0 1
MU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Andrew Nicholas 29 14 4 2 2 0 2
C Jesse Steele 31 12 2 4 2 0 2
D+ Dion Nesmith 27 8 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Ed Waite 18 7 5 1 1 0 1
D+ S. Spinella 24 7 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Marcus Ware 19 7 4 1 1 0 1
D Khalil Brown 18 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Christian White 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Tyrone O`Garro 14 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Max DiLeo 11 2 1 1 1 0 0
D- Gary Cox 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Jalen Palm 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Collin Stewart 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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