NC A&T vs. Norfolk State: Full Game Preview

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NC A&T vs. Norfolk State: Full Game Preview
NC A&T
(15-15, 5-11 away)
Norfolk State
(20-10, 10-1 home)
Venue: Joseph G. Echols Hall
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 07, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
NC A&T L Middleton 12.5 A Witter 7.2 L Middleton 2.3
Norfolk State P Williams 14.0 R Gaston 6.4 J Fuentes 5.2

Norfolk State hosts North Carolina A&T at Joseph G. Echols Hall on Thursday. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. EST. The Spartans are 4-3 against the Aggies over the last four years. The last time they met (Mar. 1, 2012) they won 72-65.

Norfolk State is in first place in the conference, North Carolina A&T is in sixth place. Norfolk State will be looking to extend its 14-game win streak.

In their last outing, behind 20 points and 10 rebounds from Rashid Gaston, the Spartans defeated Florida A&M 69-58 on Mar. 4. He tallies 8.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.4 rebounds per game. For the Aggies, Adrian Powell put up 18 points and five rebounds in the 59-57 win over Savannah State on Mar. 4. He averages 12.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.8 steals per game. North Carolina A&T ranks second in their conference in free throw rate at 42.0, which also places them 36th in the country.

North Carolina A&T StatSmack

  • Jamel Fuentes is ranked 3rd in the MEAC in assists and 3rd in the MEAC in steals.
  • Norfolk State has a better record on the road than North Carolina A&T this season (10-8 vs. 5-11).
  • Norfolk State beat North Carolina A&T by 7 points the last time they played (Mar 01, 2012).
  • The Norfolk State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than North Carolina A&T (50 percent vs. 27 percent).
  • Norfolk State has an average margin of victory of 10 over North Carolina A&T in 16 wins since 1986.
  • Even computers respect Norfolk State more. Norfolk State has a better RPI this season than North Carolina A&T (RPI: No. 173 vs. No. 258).
  • The Norfolk State three-point leader (Pendarvis Williams, 58 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the North Carolina A&T three-point leader (Adrian Powell, 51 three-pointers).
  • Over the past 10 years, Norfolk State has had more players drafted by the NBA than North Carolina A&T (one vs. zero).
  • Norfolk State has come back to win after being down at half against North Carolina A&T four times since 1999.
NCAT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Adrian Powell 31 12 5 2 2 0 2
C L. Middleton 31 12 4 2 1 0 3
C Austin Witter 30 6 7 2 1 3 2
C Jean Louisme 26 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Bruce Beckford 22 8 4 0 1 0 1
D J. Underwood 23 6 2 2 1 0 3
D D. Upchurch 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Shaun Stewart 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Khalid King 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- D. Behonh-Tolly 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- R.J. Buck 12 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Corvon Butler 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Lawrence Smith 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Waylan Siverand 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
NSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- P. Williams 33 14 5 2 1 1 1
C Rashid Gaston 22 8 6 0 0 1 1
C Malcom Hawkins 27 12 3 1 1 0 3
C Rob Johnson 28 9 5 2 1 0 2
C Brandon Goode 21 8 5 0 0 2 1
C Jamel Fuentes 26 5 4 5 2 0 3
D+ Kris Brown 19 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Marese Phelps 10 3 1 1 1 0 1
D A.J. Rogers 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D K. Lila-St. Rose 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Riley Maye 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Quasim Pugh 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Zieyik Estime 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Weathers 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- P. Vinogradovas 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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