Furman vs. Chattanooga: Full Game Preview

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Furman vs. Chattanooga: Full Game Preview
Furman
(6-17, 1-10 away)
Chattanooga
(10-15, 7-8 home)
Venue: McKenzie Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Furman C Reddick 12.7 C Reddick 6.4 S Croone 4.2
Chattanooga Z Mason 14.5 Z Mason 7.3 R White 3.0

On Thursday, Furman heads to McKenzie Arena to take on Chattanooga. It takes place at 7 p.m. EST. The Paladins are 5-2 against the Mocs over the last four years. The last time they played they won 65-55 on Feb. 23, 2012.

Furman is currently in 11th place in the conference and Chattanooga is in seventh.

In their last outing, despite 20 points from Stephen Croone, the Paladins fell to Appalachian State 72-66 on Feb. 11. He paces the team in assists per game with 4.2, and steals per game with 1.2. For the Mocs, Z Mason finished with 7 points and 9 rebounds in the 62-59 win over Samford on Feb. 11. He puts up a team-leading 14.5 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Chattanooga is strong in free throw rate at 41.6 percent. This is good enough for first in the conference and 41st in the nation.

Chattanooga StatSmack

  • Furman has an average margin of victory of 8 over Chattanooga in 19 wins since 1980.
  • Colin Reddick is ranked 9th in SoCon in blocks.
  • The Furman assist leader (Stephen Croone, 96 assists) has more assists than the Chattanooga assist leader (Ronrico White, 75 assists).
  • Furman waxed Chattanooga by 10 points the last time they played (Feb 23, 2012).
  • Furman is better under pressure, and has defeated Chattanooga in four out of the last six games decided by five points or fewer.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Furman currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (981 to 925) than Chattanooga, per the NCAA.
  • A for effort, but Furman has emerged victorious against Chattanooga the last two times they've played.
  • Furman players are more experienced than Chattanooga players (10,788 minutes played vs. 9,078 minutes played).
  • Furman is a better three-point shooting team (33.8 percent vs. 29.4 percent) than Chattanooga this season.
  • Greenville isn't as congested as Chattanooga (population is significantly lower).
FUR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Colin Reddick 27 13 6 2 1 1 2
D+ Charlie Reddick 26 9 5 2 1 1 2
D+ Stephen Croone 28 10 3 4 1 0 3
D Kendrec Ferrara 25 7 5 1 0 1 2
D Jordan Loyd 23 4 5 4 0 0 0
D Bobby Austin 28 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Larry Wideman 23 8 2 1 1 0 2
D Bryant Irwin 21 6 3 0 0 0 1
F Keith Belfield 16 4 2 1 0 0 1
F David Brown 12 2 0 1 0 0 1
F Kevin Chuisseu 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Aaron O`Neill 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
UTC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Z Mason 27 15 7 1 1 1 2
C Gee McGhee 29 12 4 3 1 0 1
C- Ronrico White 27 10 4 3 1 0 2
D+ Drazen Zlovaric 25 9 5 1 0 0 1
D+ Dontay Hampton 18 10 4 2 1 0 2
D Farad Cobb 18 6 2 2 1 0 1
D Casey Jones 21 4 4 1 1 0 3
D Sam Watson 14 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Lance Stokes 16 4 2 1 1 0 1
D- M. Bareika 15 4 3 1 0 0 2
D- Eric Robertson 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D- Jared Bryant 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Alex Bran 5 3 1 1 0 0 1
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