High Point vs. Liberty: Full Game Preview

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High Point vs. Liberty: Full Game Preview
High Point
(14-10, 5-7 away)
Liberty
(9-17, 7-6 home)
Venue: Vines Center
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
High Point J Brown 16.6 A Chaney 7.7 J Simms 3.7
Liberty J Caleb Sanders 12.7 J Coronado 8.3 D Marshall 3.0

On Saturday, Liberty welcomes High Point at Vines Center. It starts at 6 p.m. EST and you can catch it on MASN. The Flames fell to the Panthers 77-72 on Jan. 16 and are 6-3 against them over the last four years.

Liberty maintains eigth place in the Big South while High Point is in first place.

In an 82-80 win over Campbell on Feb. 13, Tavares Speaks put up 28 points for the Flames. He is averaging 12.3 points per game and��leads the team in steals with 1 per game. For the Panthers, Allan Chaney finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds in the 82-53 blowout of Longwood on Feb. 13. He averages 14.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.7 rebounds per game. High Point will hope to exploit their strength in turnover percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 17.8 percent in this area ranks first in the conference and 52nd in the country.

High Point StatSmack

  • Liberty has more wins over the last 5 years than High Point (96 vs. 80).
  • John Caleb Sanders is ranked 10th in the Big South in assists.
  • Davon Marshall is ranked 24th nationally in three-pointers and 9th in the Big South in assists.
  • JR Coronado is ranked 36th nationally in rebounds.
  • The Liberty three-point leader (Davon Marshall, 67 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the High Point three-point leader (Dejuan McGaughy, 19 three-pointers).
  • Liberty is better under pressure, and has defeated High Point in seven out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Liberty is better at defending the three (30.1 percent allowed vs. 33.3 percent allowed) than High Point this season.
  • Liberty has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (51.3 percent to 43.2 percent).
  • The Liberty assist leader (Davon Marshall, 79 assists) has more assists than the High Point assist leader (Jairus Simms, 77 assists).
  • The Liberty rebounding leader (JR Coronado, 217 rebounds) has more rebounds than the High Point rebounding leader (Allan Chaney, 177 rebounds).
HP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B John Brown 26 16 6 1 2 1 1
B- Allan Chaney 26 14 8 2 1 1 2
C Adam Weary 26 10 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Devante Wallace 18 5 3 2 0 0 1
D+ Dejuan McGaughy 22 6 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Derrell Edwards 24 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Corey Law 14 5 4 0 0 0 1
D Lorenzo Cugini 16 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Jairus Simms 18 2 1 4 1 0 1
D B. Mikulic 11 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Justin Cheek 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Landon Harris 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Quincy Drye 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- H. McIntyre 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- Tre Duncan 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
LIB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Davon Marshall 31 12 2 3 1 0 2
C J. Sanders 29 13 4 3 1 0 3
C- Tavares Speaks 30 12 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Tomasz Gielo 24 8 5 1 0 1 2
D+ JR Coronado 24 5 8 1 0 1 1
D Casey Roberts 18 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Jarred Jourdan 18 5 2 1 0 0 2
D Joel Vander Pol 15 4 5 0 0 1 1
D- Andrew Smith 12 3 3 1 0 1 1
F Chad Donley 11 3 1 1 1 0 0
F Kelly Assinesi 8 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Sommy Ogukwe 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Larry Taylor 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
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