Jacksonville State vs. UNC Asheville: Full Game Preview

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Jacksonville State vs. UNC Asheville: Full Game Preview
Jacksonville State
(16-10, 7-7 away)
UNC Asheville
(15-13, 9-4 home)
Venue: Kimmel Arena
4:50PM ET / 1:50PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Jacksonville State T Gaines 16.3 R Boggs 6.0 B Williams 4.3
UNC Asheville J Atkinson 17.9 J Atkinson 7.0 T Meyer 4.0

North Carolina-Asheville hosts Jacksonville State at Kimmel Arena on Saturday. It gets started at 4:50 p.m. EST.

In spite of 18 points from Jeremy Atkinson, the Bulldogs came up short 65-64 against Coastal Carolina on Feb. 19. He paces the team in points per game with 17.9, and rebounds per game with 7. In a 67-65 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Feb. 20, Tarvin Gaines put up 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks. His 16.3 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

In terms of team stats, North Carolina-Asheville has an advantage in a single key area, rebounding, where the Bulldogs have an edge over the Gamecocks, 36 per game to 28 per game. One category in which Jacksonville State is especially proficient is free throw rate at 43.3 percent, ranking first in their conference (and 24th nationally).

Jacksonville State StatSmack

  • The North Carolina-Asheville three-point leader (Trent Meyer, 61 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Jacksonville State three-point leader (Brian Williams, 47 three-pointers).
  • Jeremy Atkinson is ranked 30th nationally in points.
  • North Carolina-Asheville has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (56.3 percent to 39.5 percent).
  • The North Carolina-Asheville rebounding leader (Jeremy Atkinson, 198 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Jacksonville State rebounding leader (Ronnie Boggs, 154 rebounds).
  • North Carolina-Asheville is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on North Carolina-Asheville is 207 lbs compared to 192 lbs for Jacksonville State.
  • The North Carolina-Asheville scoring leader (Jeremy Atkinson, 490 points) has more points than the Jacksonville State scoring leader (Tarvin Gaines, 405 points).
  • North Carolina-Asheville has a stronger schedule than Jacksonville State this season (SOS Rank: No. 198 vs. No. 240).
  • North Carolina-Asheville has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Jacksonville State (three vs. zero).
  • Jacksonville State has been ducking North Carolina-Asheville for over 30 years.
  • Trent Meyer is ranked 34th nationally in steals.
  • The North Carolina-Asheville blocks leader (D.J. Cunningham, 79 blocks) has more blocks than the Jacksonville State blocks leader (Nick Cook, 46 blocks).
JSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tarvin Gaines 32 16 5 1 1 1 2
B- Ronnie Boggs 34 11 6 2 2 1 2
B- Brian Williams 36 13 2 4 2 0 2
C+ Darion Rackley 29 14 2 2 2 0 3
C Nick Cook 26 5 5 2 1 2 2
D+ Mason Leggett 20 3 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Rinaldo Mafra 14 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Rico Sanders 13 4 1 0 0 0 1
D Chris Deanes 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Mike Louder 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Alex Anderson 7 1 0 1 0 0 1
D Giovanni Smith 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Gus Klaus 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Rod McReynolds 2 1 0 1 0 0 1
D- Darrius Moore 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
UNCA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jeremy Atkinson 34 18 7 3 2 0 3
C+ Keith Hornsby 34 15 4 3 1 0 2
C Trent Meyer 33 10 3 4 2 0 2
C Will Weeks 30 9 5 2 1 0 2
C D.J. Cunningham 24 8 6 1 1 3 2
D+ Jon Nwannunu 19 7 4 1 0 0 1
D Josh Seligson 4 0 1 0 1 1 0
D Sam Hughes 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D C. Littlejohn 10 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Marcus Neely 13 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Zack Davis 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jaleel Roberts 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Drew Combs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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