Memphis vs. Marshall: Full Game Preview

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Memphis vs. Marshall: Full Game Preview
(22) Memphis
(21-3, 6-2 away)
Marshall
(11-14, 11-4 home)
Venue: Cam Henderson Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Memphis J Jackson 13.9 D Stephens 6.6 J Jackson 4.8
Marshall E Pittman 15.4 D Tinnon 9.0 D Kane 7.3

No. 22 Memphis travels to Cam Henderson Center on Saturday to take on Marshall. It gets started at 8 p.m. EST and you can see it on CBSSN. The Tigers beat the Thundering Herd 73-72 on Jan. 26 and are 7-1 against them over the last four years.

Memphis is currently in first place in the conference and Marshall is in seventh.

In a 93-71 beatdown of UCF on Feb. 13, Joe Jackson put up 21 points and 10 assists for the Tigers. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 13.9 points per game and 4.8 assists per game. For the Thundering Herd, Elijah Pittman finished with 22 points and 6 rebounds in the 71-70 win over Rice on Feb. 13. He leads the team with 15.4 points per game.

Memphis appears to have a key statistical advantage over Marshall in one area, scoring, where the Tigers have an edge over the Thundering Herd, 75 points per game to 68 points per game. Marshall will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: free throw rate at 45.6 percent and offensive rebounding percentage at 38.3 percent.

Marshall StatSmack

  • That must sting. Memphis has blown out Marshall by 20 points or more on seven occasions since 2006.
  • Memphis is a better free-throw-shooting team (68.3 percent vs. 57.1 percent) than Marshall this season.
  • Memphis has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Marshall (eight vs. zero).
  • Memphis has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Marshall (14 vs. zero).
  • Chris Crawford is ranked 7th in C-USA in steals.
  • Since 1998, Memphis has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Marshall (15 vs. zero).
  • Memphis is a better shooting team (47.4 percent vs. 42.2 percent) than Marshall this season.
  • Geron Johnson is ranked 7th in C-USA in steals.
  • Memphis players are more experienced than Marshall players (14,025 minutes played vs. 10,843 minutes played).
  • Since 1998, Memphis has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Marshall (five vs. zero).
  • Memphis has a better record on the road than Marshall this season (6-0 vs. 0-9).
MEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Joe Jackson 32 14 3 5 2 0 3
B Geron Johnson 26 11 5 3 2 1 3
B- D.J. Stephens 22 7 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Adonis Thomas 28 11 4 2 1 1 2
C+ Shaq Goodwin 22 8 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Chris Crawford 26 8 4 3 2 0 2
C+ Tarik Black 20 9 5 0 1 1 1
C Antonio Barton 19 6 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Charles Holt 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
D+ Damien Wilson 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Anthony Cole 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Trey Draper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Ferrakohn Hall 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Stan Simpson 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
MARSH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- DeAndre Kane 37 14 4 7 2 0 4
C+ Elijah Pittman 32 15 4 1 1 1 2
C Dennis Tinnon 31 10 9 1 1 0 2
C D.D. Scarver 27 13 2 2 1 0 2
C- Nigel Spikes 24 6 7 1 1 2 2
D Robert Goff 17 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Jamir Hanner 10 4 3 1 0 0 1
D- Tamron Manning 10 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Chris Martin 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
D- DeVince Boykins 10 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Kelvin Amayo 9 3 0 1 1 0 1
F J.P. Kambola 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Yous Mbao 6 0 1 0 0 1 1
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