Louisiana Tech vs. Seattle: Full Game Preview

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Louisiana Tech vs. Seattle: Full Game Preview
Louisiana Tech
(21-3, 9-3 away)
Seattle
(7-16, 5-9 home)
Venue: Key Arena
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisiana Tech R Appleby 14.5 M Kyser 5.9 K Smith 5.2
Seattle C Trent 10.8 D Sunderhaus 6.5 P Obasi 4.5

Louisiana Tech visits Key Arena on Thursday to take on Seattle. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. EST. The Bulldogs beat the Redhawks 78-71 on Jan. 19 and are 2-1 against them over the last four years.

Louisiana Tech is first in the WAC and Seattle is in ninth. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In an 84-69 dismantling of Texas State on Feb. 9, Raheem Appleby put up 21 points for the Bulldogs. His 14.5 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Redhawks, Deshaun Sunderhaus put up 14 points and 5 rebounds in the 60-57 loss to New Mexico State on Feb. 9. With 6.5 rebounds per game and 0.9 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Seattle StatSmack

  • The Louisiana Tech assist leader (Kenneth Smith, 125 assists) has more assists than the Seattle assist leader (Prince Obasi, 104 assists).
  • Louisiana Tech is better at defending the three (29.2 percent allowed vs. 32.2 percent allowed) than Seattle this season.
  • Even computers respect Louisiana Tech more. Louisiana Tech has a better RPI this season than Seattle (RPI: No. 54 vs. No. 281).
  • Kenneth Smith is ranked 46th nationally in assists and 4th in the WAC in steals.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Louisiana Tech has a better overall record than Seattle this season (21-3 vs. 7-16).
  • Michale Kyser is ranked 10th in the WAC in rebounds and 9th nationally in blocks.
  • The Louisiana Tech steals leader (Kenneth Smith, 45 steals) has more steals than the Seattle steals leader (D`Vonne Pickett, 36 steals).
  • A for effort, but Louisiana Tech has emerged victorious against Seattle the last two times they've played.
  • Louisiana Tech players are more experienced than Seattle players (12,668 minutes played vs. 9,493 minutes played).
  • Louisiana Tech has a better record on the road than Seattle this season (8-3 vs. 2-7).
  • The Louisiana Tech blocks leader (Michale Kyser, 74 blocks) has more blocks than the Seattle blocks leader (Deshaun Sunderhaus, 20 blocks).
LaTech Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Raheem Appleby 27 14 3 1 1 0 2
C+ Kenneth Smith 28 7 4 5 2 0 3
C Michale Kyser 20 5 6 1 1 3 1
C C. Johnson 21 9 3 1 1 0 1
C Brandon Gibson 21 8 4 1 1 1 1
C Alex Hamilton 17 7 2 2 1 0 2
C Kenyon McNeail 17 8 1 1 1 0 1
C- Jaron Johnson 14 4 3 0 0 0 1
C- Chris Anderson 14 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Gilbert Talbot 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Isaiah Massey 10 3 3 0 0 0 0
D+ J.L. Lewis 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Stojan Gjuroski 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J.D. Wilkerson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Demario Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C D. Sunderhaus 23 10 6 1 0 1 3
C Prince Obasi 31 8 5 5 1 0 3
C- Clarence Trent 23 10 6 1 1 1 3
D+ D`Vonne Pickett 27 8 3 3 2 0 2
D Chad Rasmussen 24 8 3 1 1 0 1
D Sterling Carter 18 7 2 2 2 0 2
D Louis Green 16 6 4 0 0 1 1
D Jarell Flora 17 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Luiz Bidart 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Allen Tate 14 3 3 0 1 0 1
D- Jack Crook 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Tidjane Diop 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
F David Trimble 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
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