SC State vs. Bethune-Cookman: Full Game Preview

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SC State vs. Bethune-Cookman: Full Game Preview
SC State
(5-19, 1-11 away)
Bethune-Cookman
(10-16, 7-4 home)
Venue: Moore Gym
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
SC State M Hezekiah 13.0 M Hezekiah 7.5 K Toombs 5.6
Bethune-Cookman A Coleman 17.6 A Coleman 6.8 K Dukes 3.4

On Saturday, Bethune-Cookman hosts South Carolina State at Moore Gym. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST. The Wildcats beat the Bulldogs 60-52 on Jan. 19 and are 7-4 against them over the last four years.

Bethune-Cookman is in eigth place in the conference, South Carolina State is in 13th place.

In their last outing, behind 16 points and 7 rebounds from Paul Scotland, the Wildcats defeated Howard 64-50 on Feb. 18. While contributing 2.2 assists per game, he also scores 8.1 points per game. For the Bulldogs, Khalif Toombs finished with 11 points and 6 assists in the 71-52 loss to North Carolina Central on Feb. 18. He leads the team in assists with 5.6 per game and steals with 1.5 per game.

South Carolina State StatSmack

  • The Bethune-Cookman blocks leader (Alex Smith, 52 blocks) has more blocks than the South Carolina State blocks leader (Darryl Palmer, 39 blocks).
  • The Bethune-Cookman basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than South Carolina State (75 percent vs. 44 percent).
  • Bethune-Cookman has a better record at home than South Carolina State this season (7-4 vs. 4-8).
  • Bethune-Cookman has a better conference record than South Carolina State this season (5-6 vs. 1-10).
  • A for effort, but Bethune-Cookman has emerged victorious against South Carolina State the last seven times they've played.
  • Bethune-Cookman has come back to win after being down at half against South Carolina State three times since 2006.
  • The Bethune-Cookman three-point leader (Kevin Dukes, 62 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the South Carolina State three-point leader (Khalif Toombs, 34 three-pointers).
  • Bethune-Cookman has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (51.2 percent to 36.7 percent).
  • Alex Smith is ranked 10th in the MEAC in rebounds and 5th in the MEAC in blocks.
  • Bethune-Cookman has more wins over the last 5 years than South Carolina State (93 vs. 68).
  • Even computers respect Bethune-Cookman more. Bethune-Cookman has a better RPI this season than South Carolina State (RPI: No. 294 vs. No. 341).
SCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C M. Hezekiah 31 13 8 1 1 1 2
C Khalif Toombs 36 12 3 6 2 0 3
D+ Darryl Palmer 26 9 5 1 1 2 1
D+ A. Adams 31 11 2 3 1 0 3
D S. Mitchell 22 6 4 1 1 0 2
D Devin Joint 20 4 5 1 1 1 1
D Patrick Myers 23 5 3 1 1 0 2
F Luka Radovic 16 3 3 0 0 0 1
F Randall Black 16 3 2 0 0 0 1
F Chasen Campbell 8 3 1 0 0 1 1
F Phillip Henry 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
F D. Youmans 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Terrance Linton 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Joshua Benjamin 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
F Omari Bennett 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
B-CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Adrien Coleman 35 18 7 3 1 0 3
C- Kevin Dukes 34 10 2 3 2 0 2
D+ Jarvoris Bryant 26 8 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Alex Smith 23 7 6 1 1 2 1
D+ Ricky Johnson 28 7 3 2 1 0 2
D Paul Scotland 22 8 2 2 1 0 2
D Malik Jackson 13 4 2 0 0 0 0
D Mikel Trapp 22 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Marc Mack 17 3 3 0 0 0 1
D- Allan Dempster 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Brandon Stewart 10 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Myron Respress 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
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