Loyola (MD) vs. Tennessee State: Full Game Preview

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Loyola (MD) vs. Tennessee State: Full Game Preview
Loyola (MD)
(19-9, 7-6 away)
Tennessee State
(16-11, 10-1 home)
Venue: Gentry Complex
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Loyola (MD) D Cormier 17.1 A Winbush 6.4 R Williams 3.8
Tennessee State R Covington 16.7 K Thornton 7.9 P Miller 5.3

On Saturday, Tennessee State hosts Loyola (MD) at Gentry Complex. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST. The Tigers last played the Greyhounds on Nov. 16, 2008 and lost 73-70.

In their last outing, behind 22 points and 7 rebounds from Kellen Thornton, the Tigers defeated SIU Edwardsville 83-73 on Feb. 20. He is averaging 14.7 points per game while also contributing a team-high 7.9 rebounds per game. In an 80-57 blowout of Siena on Feb. 16, Dylon Cormier put up 24 points and 5 steals for the Greyhounds. He leads the team in points with 17.1 per game and steals with 2 per game. A key area of strength for Loyola (MD) is offensive rebounding percentage at 37.4 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and 30th nationally).

Loyola (MD) StatSmack

  • Patrick Miller is ranked 38th nationally in assists.
  • Tennessee State has a better record at home than Loyola this season (10-0 vs. 10-3).
  • The Ohio Valley has 4 teams - Southeast Missouri State (37.3), Morehead State (36.7), Murray State (36.5), and Tennessee-Martin (36.4) - that secure more rebounds per game than the MAAC leader, Iona (36.2).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for assists and blocks are in the Ohio Valley.
  • Tennessee State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (42.1 percent to 41.3 percent).
  • Even computers respect Tennessee State more. Tennessee State has a better RPI this season than Loyola (RPI: No. 88 vs. No. 115).
  • The Tennessee State rebounding leader (Kellen Thornton, 216 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Loyola rebounding leader (Anthony Winbush, 164 rebounds).
  • The Ohio Valley has 4 teams - Belmont (49.2 percent), Eastern Kentucky (48.1 percent), Southeast Missouri State (46.1 percent), and Austin Peay (45.6 percent) - that shoot a better field goal percentage than the MAAC leader, Iona (45.4 percent).
  • Tennessee State players are more experienced than Loyola players (16,368 minutes played vs. 15,679 minutes played).
  • The Ohio Valley has 2 teams - Austin Peay (5.1) and Southeast Missouri State (4.8) - that produce more blocks per game than the MAAC leader, Loyola (MD) (4.7).
LMDU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylon Cormier 36 17 4 2 2 0 2
B Erik Etherly 34 15 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Robert Olson 33 13 5 2 1 0 2
C Anthony Winbush 32 6 6 2 1 0 2
C R.J. Williams 31 5 3 4 1 0 2
D+ Julius Brooks 16 5 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Jordan Latham 17 4 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Jarred Jones 12 3 2 1 1 1 1
D Tyler Hubbard 11 3 1 0 1 0 0
D Franz Rassman 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Eric Laster 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Chido Onyiuke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Luke Wandrusch 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Patrick Miller 35 14 4 5 2 0 3
B R. Covington 30 17 7 1 2 1 2
B Kellen Thornton 30 15 8 1 1 1 2
C+ Jordan Cyphers 29 12 2 1 1 0 1
C M.J. Rhett 23 6 7 1 1 1 2
D+ Michael Green 15 4 2 0 0 1 1
D+ DeShawn Dockery 20 3 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Kharon Butcher 17 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Tashan Fredrick 12 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Gaither 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Jay Harris 12 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Chaed Wellian 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Abraham Millsap 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Devante McClung 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
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