Morehead State vs. Oakland: Full Game Preview

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Morehead State vs. Oakland: Full Game Preview
Morehead State
(13-15, 3-10 away)
Oakland
(15-14, 9-1 home)
Venue: Athletics Center Arena
5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Morehead State M Chavis 10.8 C Posthumus 6.8 D Atkinson 5.2
Oakland T Bader 22.3 C Petros 8.2 D Mondy 5.2

On Saturday, Morehead State travels to Athletics Center Arena to take on Oakland. Tipoff will be at 5 p.m. EST.

In their last outing, despite 22 points from Milton Chavis, the Eagles fell to Murray State 106-100 on Feb. 20. He leads the team with 10.8 points per game. For the Golden Grizzlies, Travis Bader finished with 23 points and 5 rebounds in the 77-71 loss to IPFW on Feb. 20. His 22.3 points per game is the highest mark on the team. When considering the Four Factors, Oakland performs well in free throw rate at 42.3 percent. This ranks first in the conference and 32nd in the country.

Oakland StatSmack

  • Oakland has been ducking Morehead State for over 30 years.
  • Morehead State has a stronger schedule than Oakland this season (SOS Rank: No. 96 vs. No. 131).
  • The Ohio Valley has 2 teams - Austin Peay (5.1) and Southeast Missouri State (4.8) - that produce more blocks per game than the Summit League leader, Western Illinois (4.4).
  • Morehead State attacks the glass, with more rebounds (36.7 per game vs. 32.6 per game) than Oakland this season.
  • The Ohio Valley has 2 teams - Belmont (77.2) and Eastern Kentucky (74.2) - that score more per game than the Summit League leader, South Dakota State (73.8).
  • The Morehead State blocks leader (Chad Posthumus, 24 blocks) has more blocks than the Oakland blocks leader (Duke Mondy, 10 blocks).
  • The Ohio Valley has a stronger schedule this year compared to the Summit League (No. 15 vs. No. 19).
  • The best team in the Ohio Valley has a much higher RPI than the best team in the Summit League (No. 33 vs. No. 75).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for rebounds and blocks are in the Ohio Valley.
  • The Ohio Valley has had five more NCAA Tournament teams than the Summit League over the past 10 years.
  • The Ohio Valley has 5 teams - Southeast Missouri State (37.3), Morehead State (36.7), Murray State (36.5), Tennessee-Martin (36.4), and Tennessee State (36.1) - that secure more rebounds per game than the Summit League leader, South Dakota State (35.1).
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Angelo Warner 26 10 4 2 2 0 2
C Chad Posthumus 18 8 7 0 1 1 1
C Milton Chavis 22 11 4 1 1 0 2
C Devon Atkinson 29 8 2 5 1 0 3
C- Drew Kelly 21 7 4 1 1 0 2
C- M. Lewis-Briggs 18 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Kahlil Owens 14 6 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Bakari Turner 19 8 1 1 0 0 2
D Jarrett Stokes 16 5 1 1 0 0 1
D Bruce Reed 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Taariq Muhammad 12 1 1 2 1 0 2
D Jason Holmes 10 3 2 0 0 1 1
D- J. Stickler 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Cordell James 7 2 0 0 0 0 1
F Jordan Percell 7 0 1 0 0 0 1
OAK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Travis Bader 0 22 3 1 1 0 1
B Duke Mondy 32 12 4 5 3 0 4
B- Corey Petros 0 13 8 1 1 0 2
C+ Drew Valentine 0 10 7 2 2 0 2
C Ryan Bass 27 9 3 3 1 0 2
D Dante Williams 13 3 2 1 0 0 0
D Raphael Carter 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Korab Imami 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Matt Poches 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- Lloyd Neely II 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Joey Asbury 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- J. Howenstine 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Mitch Baenziger 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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