Alabama State vs. Grambling State: Full Game Preview

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Alabama State vs. Grambling State: Full Game Preview
Alabama State
(9-21, 2-15 away)
Grambling State
(0-26, 0-8 home)
Venue: Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama State J Freelove 13.8 P Crawford 5.9 D McDaniel 3.4
Grambling State T Rose 13.6 B Purvis 4.7 D Copeland 3.2

Grambling State plays host to Alabama State at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on Saturday. It takes place at 6 p.m. EST. The Tigers fell to the Hornets 69-56 on Jan. 4 and are 1-9 against them over the last four years.

Grambling State is in 10th place in the conference, Alabama State is in seventh place.

In their last matchup on Feb. 28, Bryant Purvis put up 9 points for the Tigers in a loss to Alabama A&M, 74-47. He tallies 6.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.7 rebounds per game. For the Hornets, Ryan Watts put up 11 points in the 70-65 loss to Jackson State on Feb. 28. He contributes 2.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 6 points per game.

Alabama State has a statistical edge over Grambling State in a single key area, scoring, where the Hornets have the upper hand over the Tigers, 61 points per game to 49 points per game.

Alabama State StatSmack

  • Terry Rose is ranked 21st nationally in three-pointers.
  • The Grambling State three-point leader (Terry Rose, 79 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Alabama State three-point leader (Josh Freelove, 56 three-pointers).
  • Grambling isn't as congested as Montgomery (population is significantly lower).
  • Grambling State has come back to win after being down at half against Alabama State five times since 1996.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Grambling State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (858 to 820) than Alabama State, per the NCAA.
  • Grambling State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Grambling State is 210 lbs compared to 185 lbs for Alabama State.
  • Grambling State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Grambling State is 76.8 inches compared to 75.6 inches for Alabama State.
  • The Grambling State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Alabama State (78 percent vs. 63 percent).
  • The Grambling State blocks leader (Peter "PJ" Roberson, 28 blocks) has more blocks than the Alabama State blocks leader (Shawntez Patterson, 18 blocks).
ASU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- P. Crawford 21 12 6 1 1 1 2
C- Josh Freelove 29 14 3 1 0 0 2
D+ S. Patterson 25 7 5 1 1 1 2
D+ Jamel Waters 25 6 3 3 2 0 2
D D. McDaniel 27 6 3 3 1 0 2
D Stephawn Brown 26 6 5 1 0 0 1
D Ryan Watts 19 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Bobby Brown 17 5 4 1 0 0 1
D Luther Page 22 4 4 1 1 1 2
D- Anthony Price 13 1 1 2 0 0 1
D- J. Jefferson 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Josh Mason 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
F Devonte` Neal 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F D. Miller 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Timothy Coleman 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Kimani Key 13 4 1 0 1 0 1
F Terrelle Green 10 1 1 0 1 0 1
GSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
D+ Terry Rose 35 14 4 1 0 0 2
D- Demetri Wheeler 25 5 4 1 0 0 2
D- P. Roberson 19 5 4 0 0 1 1
D- Bryant Purvis 27 6 5 1 0 0 3
D- Derron Hobbs 24 6 2 3 0 0 4
D- David Copeland 27 3 3 3 1 0 3
F Steven Danridge 17 4 3 0 0 1 1
F Brandon Dorsett 15 3 2 1 1 0 1
F Will Hornsby 19 4 2 2 1 0 3
F Roman Higgins 14 4 2 0 0 0 1
F Eric Garcia 21 4 3 1 1 0 4
F Justin Dobbs 13 5 1 0 1 0 2
F Carl Cobbins 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F B. Turner 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
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