Northern Arizona vs. Montana State: Full Game Preview

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Northern Arizona vs. Montana State: Full Game Preview
Northern Arizona
(11-18, 5-11 away)
Montana State
(11-16, 8-6 home)
Venue: Worthington Arena
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, March 07, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northern Arizona G Rogers 17.9 S Saldivar 5.8 S Saldivar 4.8
Montana State C Moon 13.5 P Egwuonwu 6.3 A Biglow 3.2

Montana State plays host to Northern Arizona at Worthington Arena on Thursday. The game gets underway at 10 p.m. EST. The Bobcats fell to the Lumberjacks 87-80 on Dec. 17 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.

Montana State is tied with Northern Arizona for the fifth spot in the conference.

The Bobcats fell 71-68 to Montana on Mar. 2. Flavien Davis finished with 30 points in the loss. In addition to his 11.0 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.5 rebounds per game. The Lumberjacks were defeated by Weber State 80-78 on Mar. 2 despite 17 points and six rebounds from Dewayne Russell. He is averaging 14.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.6 steals per game.

Northern Arizona StatSmack

  • Antonio Biglow is ranked 6th in the Big Sky in steals.
  • The Montana State blocks leader (Paul Egwuonwu, 24 blocks) has more blocks than the Northern Arizona blocks leader (Max Jacobsen, 15 blocks).
  • Montana State has a better record in close games than Northern Arizona this season (6-4 vs. 5-6).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Montana State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (977 to 956) than Northern Arizona, per the NCAA.
  • Montana State has an average margin of victory of 12 over Northern Arizona in 33 wins since 1980.
  • Montana State has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (44.2 percent to 39.3 percent).
NAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Dewayne Russell 33 15 3 3 2 0 3
C+ Gabe Rogers 34 18 2 2 1 0 3
C S. Saldivar 31 6 6 5 1 0 2
C G. Bewernick 27 6 6 1 1 0 1
C Max Jacobsen 22 9 4 1 1 1 1
C- Michael Dunn 24 6 3 2 1 0 1
D Ben Olayinka 9 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Blake Hamilton 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Jordyn Martin 14 2 3 1 0 0 1
D Ephraim Ekanem 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
F Luis Flores 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Chris Heine 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
MTST Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Flavien Davis 26 11 5 1 1 0 2
C Paul Egwuonwu 28 9 6 1 1 1 2
C Christian Moon 32 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Antonio Biglow 26 10 2 3 2 0 2
C Xavier Blount 31 11 4 1 1 0 2
C- Jamie Stewart 23 9 4 1 1 0 2
D Calen Coleman 19 7 3 1 1 0 1
D Marcus Colbert 20 6 2 2 1 0 1
D Danny Robison 11 3 3 0 1 0 1
D Michael Dison 14 4 2 1 1 0 1
D- Blake Brumwell 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Jeff Budinich 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Eric Norman 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
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