Tennessee-Martin vs. Morehead State: Full Game Preview

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Tennessee-Martin vs. Morehead State: Full Game Preview
Tennessee-Martin
(9-20, 2-13 away)
Morehead State
(14-17, 10-5 home)
Venue: Municipal Auditorium
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee-Martin M Taylor 16.2 M Taylor 7.2 M Liabo 2.2
Morehead State M Chavis 11.0 C Posthumus 6.8 D Atkinson 5.1

Morehead State takes on Tennessee-Martin in the first round of the Ohio Valley Tournament at Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on OVC Digital Network. The Eagles beat the Skyhawks 88-74 on Jan. 19 and are 8-1 against them over the last four years.

In their last outing, despite 11 points and six rebounds from Angelo Warner, the Eagles fell to Tennessee Tech 72-66 on Mar. 2. He is averaging 10.8 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.6 per game. For the Skyhawks, Justin Childs finished with 20 points and seven rebounds in the 91-58 loss to Austin Peay on Mar. 2. He is averaging 8.5 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.3 steals per game.

Tennessee-Martin StatSmack

  • Morehead State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Tennessee-Martin in 30 wins since 1991.
  • Morehead State has more wins over the last 5 years than Tennessee-Martin (116 vs. 68).
  • Morehead State has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (59.4 percent to 33.1 percent).
  • Over the past 10 years, Morehead State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Tennessee-Martin (two vs. one).
  • Morehead State allows fewer rebounds (31.3 allowed per game vs. 36.1 allowed per game) than Tennessee-Martin this season.
  • Morehead State has a better conference record than Tennessee-Martin this season (8-8 vs. 5-11).
  • Boom! Morehead State crushed Tennessee-Martin by 14 points the last time they played (Jan 19, 2013).
  • Chad Posthumus is ranked 6th in the Ohio Valley in rebounds and 9th in the Ohio Valley in blocks.
  • Morehead State has come back to win after being down at half against Tennessee-Martin seven times since 2000.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Morehead State has a better overall record than Tennessee-Martin this season (14-17 vs. 9-20).
UTM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Myles Taylor 28 16 7 1 1 0 2
C Mike Liabo 27 13 3 2 1 0 2
C- Terence Smith 27 10 3 2 1 0 3
D+ J. Washington 25 7 5 1 0 1 1
D+ Justin Childs 25 8 4 2 1 0 3
D Dee Oldham 19 3 3 1 1 0 1
D B.J. McLaughlin 16 4 3 1 0 0 1
D- Bobby Jones 15 5 2 0 1 0 1
D- Tobias Dowdell 11 3 3 0 0 0 0
F K. Taylor 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
F D. Richardson 13 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Omari Minor 11 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Pierre Mopo 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Angelo Warner 27 11 4 2 2 0 2
C Chad Posthumus 19 8 7 0 1 1 1
C Milton Chavis 23 11 4 1 1 0 2
C Devon Atkinson 29 8 1 5 1 0 3
C- Drew Kelly 21 7 3 1 1 0 2
C- M. Lewis-Briggs 18 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Bakari Turner 19 8 2 1 0 0 2
D+ Kahlil Owens 14 6 5 0 1 0 1
D Jarrett Stokes 16 5 1 1 0 0 1
D Bruce Reed 13 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Taariq Muhammad 12 1 1 2 1 0 2
D Jason Holmes 9 3 2 0 0 1 1
D- J. Stickler 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Cordell James 7 2 0 1 0 0 1
F Jordan Percell 7 0 1 0 0 0 1
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