Nicholls State vs. Texas at San Antonio: Full Game Preview

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Nicholls State vs. Texas at San Antonio: Full Game Preview
Nicholls State
(7-17, 3-12 away)
Texas at San Antonio
(6-19, 1-9 home)
Venue: UTSA Convocation Center
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Nicholls State F Hunter 19.4 F Hunter 7.5 D Thomas 2.7
Texas at San Antonio K Burrage 17.5 J Hill 6.4 M Hale III 3.8

On Saturday, Texas-San Antonio hosts Nicholls State at UTSA Convocation Center. Tipoff is at 3 p.m. EST. The Roadrunners are 4-1 against the Colonels over the last four years. The last time they played they won 91-50 on Jan. 4, 2012.

In a 73-62 win over Texas State on Feb. 16, Kannon Burrage put up 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Roadrunners. He leads the team with 17.5 points per game. For the Colonels, T.J. Carpenter finished with 17 points and 6 rebounds in the 74-63 win over Lamar on Feb. 19. He is averaging 10.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

Nicholls State StatSmack

  • The worst team in the WAC has a much higher RPI than the worst team in the Southland (No. 286 vs. No. 326).
  • The WAC has a conference RPI that is better than the Southland (No. 13 vs. No. 22).
  • Texas-San Antonio has more wins over the last 5 years than Nicholls State (95 vs. 72).
  • That must sting. Texas-San Antonio has blown out Nicholls State by 20 points or more on four occasions since 2001.
  • Texas-San Antonio has an average margin of victory of 13 over Nicholls State in 26 wins since 1981.
  • The WAC has a stronger schedule this year compared to the Southland (No. 12 vs. No. 21).
  • The Texas-San Antonio assist leader (Michael Hale III, 87 assists) has more assists than the Nicholls State assist leader (Shane Rillieux, 57 assists).
  • The Texas-San Antonio three-point leader (Jordan Sims, 48 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Nicholls State three-point leader (T.J. Carpenter, 38 three-pointers).
  • The WAC has had five more NCAA Tournament teams than the Southland over the past 10 years.
  • Last year the top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, field goals made, three-pointers, assists, and steals were in the WAC.
  • The best team in the WAC has a much higher RPI than the best team in the Southland (No. 53 vs. No. 76).
NICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Fred Hunter 31 19 7 2 2 0 2
C Dantrell Thomas 30 13 5 3 1 1 2
C T.J. Carpenter 30 10 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Jeremy Smith 25 8 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Sam McBeath 24 7 4 3 1 1 3
D+ Amin Torres 18 8 1 1 1 0 2
D Shane Rillieux 31 6 2 3 1 0 2
D JaMarkus Horace 16 5 3 0 0 1 1
D Lachlan Prest 25 4 2 1 0 1 1
D- L. Smith-Hyde 14 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Pedro Maciel 14 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Zachary West 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
F Sterling Bailey 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Travis Julien 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
UTSA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Kannon Burrage 35 18 5 1 1 0 3
C+ M. Hale III 35 16 3 4 2 0 3
C Jeromie Hill 30 13 6 1 1 0 3
C- Jordan Sims 31 7 4 1 1 0 1
D Larry Wilkins 22 5 4 1 1 0 1
D Hyjii Thomas 24 6 2 1 0 0 2
D Edrico McGregor 16 4 4 1 0 0 1
D- A.J. Price 10 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Tyler Wood 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Jeremy Hines 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Tank Mayberry 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Dante Willis 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
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