LA Lafayette vs. Ark-Little Rock: Full Game Preview

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LA Lafayette vs. Ark-Little Rock: Full Game Preview
LA Lafayette
(11-18, 1-13 away)
Ark-Little Rock
(15-14, 12-4 home)
Venue: Jack Stephens Center
8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, February 28, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
LA Lafayette E Payton 16.0 S Long 10.4 E Payton 5.2
Ark-Little Rock W Neighbour 10.8 W Neighbour 6.9 J Hagins 2.9

On Thursday, Arkansas-Little Rock welcomes Louisiana at Jack Stephens Center. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. EST. The Trojans fell to the Ragin Cajuns 79-70 on Dec. 29 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Arkansas-Little Rock is fifth in the Sun Belt and Louisiana is in eigth. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Trojans fell 73-59 to Florida Atlantic on Feb. 23. Leroy Isler finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. He tallies 7 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.4 steals per game. For the Ragin Cajuns, Elfrid Payton finished with 31 points in the 88-77 loss to Western Kentucky on Feb. 23. He leads the team in points with 16 per game, assists with 5.2 per game, and steals with 2.4 per game.

Louisiana StatSmack

  • Arkansas-Little Rock is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Arkansas-Little Rock is 77.0 inches compared to 76.0 inches for Louisiana.
  • Arkansas-Little Rock has an average margin of victory of 8 over Louisiana in 16 wins since 1991.
  • Will Neighbour is ranked 5th in the Sun Belt in rebounds and 10th in the Sun Belt in steals.
  • Even computers respect Arkansas-Little Rock more. Arkansas-Little Rock has a better RPI this season than Louisiana (RPI: No. 172 vs. No. 233).
  • Arkansas-Little Rock has a better scoring defense (66.3 allowed per game vs. 73.7 allowed per game) than Louisiana this season.
  • Arkansas-Little Rock allows fewer rebounds (35.2 allowed per game vs. 38.9 allowed per game) than Louisiana this season.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Arkansas-Little Rock has a better overall record than Louisiana this season (15-14 vs. 11-18).
  • Arkansas-Little Rock is ranked higher than Louisiana in the Sun Belt (No. 5 vs. No. 8).
  • Arkansas-Little Rock has come back to win after being down at half against Louisiana four times since 1998.
  • Michael Javes is ranked 5th in the Sun Belt in blocks.
ULL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Elfrid Payton 0 16 6 5 2 1 4
B- Shawn Long 31 16 10 1 1 2 3
C Bryant Mbamalu 33 14 4 2 1 0 2
D Elridge Moore 26 5 4 2 1 1 2
D A. Thompson 23 8 2 1 1 0 1
D S. Wronkoski 26 6 3 0 1 0 2
D Kevin Brown 16 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Kasey Shepherd 11 4 1 1 1 0 1
D- Josh Soto 11 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Aaron Leblanc 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
F D. Williams 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
F Braylon Lazare 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Matthew Moss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Cornell Barnett 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
UALR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Will Neighbour 28 11 7 1 1 1 3
C Josh Hagins 24 8 3 3 1 0 2
C John Gillon 22 10 2 2 1 0 2
C James White 20 8 4 1 0 1 2
C- Leroy Isler 26 7 3 1 1 0 2
C- T. Lockhart 21 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Michael Javes 20 6 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Ben Dillard 19 6 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Kemy Osse 13 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Gus Leeper 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Setson Billings 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Ted Crass 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Casey Wilmath 8 2 0 0 0 0 2
F Andrew Poulter 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
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