Wofford vs. Samford: Full Game Preview

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Wofford vs. Samford: Full Game Preview
Wofford
(10-16, 2-13 away)
Samford
(8-17, 5-5 home)
Venue: Pete Hanna Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Wofford K Cochran 15.5 L Skinner 7.3 I Faithfull 3.7
Samford T Williams 14.5 T Williams 6.7 R Kelly 4.6

Samford hosts Wofford at Pete Hanna Center on Thursday. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST. The Bulldogs are 1-5 against the Terriers over the last four years. The last time they played they won 66-61 on Feb. 4, 2012.

Wofford is in 10th place in the SoCon and Samford is in sixth place.

In spite of 19 points and 6 assists from Raijon Kelly, the Bulldogs came up short 62-59 against Chattanooga on Feb. 11. In addition to a team-leading 4.6 assists per game, he chips in 14.5 points per game. For the Terriers, Spencer Collins put up 20 points in the 57-56 loss to Western Carolina on Feb. 11. He is averaging 13.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for Wofford is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.7 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and 14th nationally).

Wofford StatSmack

  • Samford has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Wofford ($30,166 vs. $41,345).
  • Samford has a better conference record than Wofford this season (6-6 vs. 4-9).
  • Samford is a better shooting team (44.3 percent vs. 39.2 percent) than Wofford this season.
  • Samford has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Wofford ($15,702 vs. $22,199).
  • Samford is a better three-point shooting team (36.8 percent vs. 31.6 percent) than Wofford this season.
  • Samford players are more experienced than Wofford players (9,201 minutes played vs. 8,159 minutes played).
  • The Samford assist leader (Raijon Kelly, 115 assists) has more assists than the Wofford assist leader (Indiana Faithfull, 95 assists).
  • Raijon Kelly is ranked 6th in SoCon in points, 4th in SoCon in three-pointers, and 2nd in SoCon in assists.
  • Samford has a stronger schedule than Wofford this season (SOS Rank: No. 229 vs. No. 252).
  • Samford beat Wofford by 5 points the last time they played (Feb 04, 2012).
  • The Samford blocks leader (Tim Williams, 33 blocks) has more blocks than the Wofford blocks leader (Karl Cochran, 17 blocks).
WOFF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Karl Cochran 31 15 4 2 2 1 2
C Lee Skinner 34 10 7 2 1 0 3
C Spencer Collins 28 13 3 1 1 0 2
D+ I. Faithfull 25 4 3 4 1 0 2
D John Swinton 19 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Aerris Smith 24 3 3 0 1 0 1
D Jarell Byrd 16 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Bryan Harris 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Gordon 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- C.J. Neumann 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Taylor Wagener 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Kevin Hickson 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
F James Long 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Zach Korkowski 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
SAM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Tim Williams 35 15 7 1 1 1 1
C Raijon Kelly 36 14 2 5 1 0 3
C C. Geffrard Jr. 27 11 4 1 1 1 1
D+ Tyler Hood 25 8 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Connor Miller 34 7 3 2 1 0 2
D Russell Wilson 20 3 2 2 1 0 2
D Will Cook 19 3 3 1 0 0 1
D- Brandon Hayman 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Jaylen Beckham 9 2 1 1 1 0 1
F M. Fitzpatrick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Hamilton Bailey 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Levi Barnes 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Gregg Wooten 7 0 1 2 1 0 1
F Tony Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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