UMKC vs. Tennessee Tech: Full Game Preview

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UMKC vs. Tennessee Tech: Full Game Preview
UMKC
(7-21, 4-10 away)
Tennessee Tech
(10-16, 7-4 home)
Venue: Eblen Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UMKC E Tyler 11.4 F Chatmon 7.7 E Tyler 3.0
Tennessee Tech J Dillard 19.1 J Dillard 7.8 J Samarrippas 4.3

On Saturday, Missouri-Kansas City visits Eblen Center to take on Tennessee Tech. It all starts at 8 p.m. EST. The Kangaroos have not played the Golden Eagles since the 1990-91 season, when they fell 84-74.

In spite of 18 points from Nelson Kirksey, the Kangaroos came up short 86-74 against Oakland on Feb. 16. He contributes 3.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.4 points per game. For the Golden Eagles, Jeremiah Samarrippas put up 14 points and 9 assists in the 83-68 blowout of Tennessee-Martin on Feb. 21. With 4.3 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Tennessee Tech StatSmack

  • Missouri-Kansas City is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Missouri-Kansas City is 213 lbs compared to 205 lbs for Tennessee Tech.
  • The Missouri-Kansas City three-point leader (Estan Tyler, 50 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Tennessee Tech three-point leader (Jeremiah Samarrippas, 43 three-pointers).
  • Last year the Summit League had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Ohio Valley.
  • The worst team in the Summit League has a higher RPI than the worst team in the Ohio Valley (No. 297 vs. No. 314).
  • Last year the Summit League lost fewer non-conference blowout games than the Ohio Valley (13 vs. 22).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Missouri-Kansas City currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (960 to 956) than Tennessee Tech, per the NCAA.
  • Missouri-Kansas City has a stronger schedule than Tennessee Tech this season (SOS Rank: No. 159 vs. No. 196).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, field goals made, free throws made, three-pointers, assists, and steals are in the Summit League.
  • Last year the Summit League had a better conference RPI than the Ohio Valley (No. 16 vs. No. 21).
  • Missouri-Kansas City is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Missouri-Kansas City is 77.6 inches compared to 76.5 inches for Tennessee Tech.
UMKC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Estan Tyler 31 11 2 3 1 0 3
C Fred Chatmon 24 8 8 0 1 1 2
D+ Thomas Staton 24 10 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Nelson Kirksey 20 7 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Nate Rogers 23 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Trinity Hall 20 6 4 0 0 1 2
D Kirk Korver 21 6 3 1 1 0 1
D Brad Reid 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D- Alton Tanner 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Mason Wedel 10 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- A. Washington 14 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Caleb Johnson 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
F John Burke 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Trevor Franklin 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
TTU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jud Dillard 34 19 8 2 1 0 3
C Dennis Ogbe 26 11 6 1 1 1 2
C J. Samarrippas 31 10 2 4 2 0 3
D L. Johnson 20 7 2 1 1 0 2
D Matt Marseille 16 5 3 1 0 0 1
D Javon McKay 20 3 3 1 1 0 1
D Anthony Morse 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Terrell Barnes 18 2 3 1 0 0 1
D- DeOndre Haynes 12 6 1 0 1 0 1
D- Ryon Riggins 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- A. Diressa 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Mitchell Hill 10 2 0 0 0 0 0
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