Furman vs. Samford: Full Game Preview

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Furman vs. Samford: Full Game Preview
Furman
(20-9, 1-0 away)
Samford
(10-22, 0-1 home)
Venue: Asheville Civic Center
2:30PM ET / 11:30AM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Furman C Reddick 12.5 C Reddick 6.3 J Loyd 4.0
Samford T Williams 14.2 T Williams 7.1 R Kelly 4.7

Samford takes on Furman in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tournament at Asheville Civic Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 2:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Bulldogs lost to the Paladins 55-51 on Mar. 8 and are 3-7 against them over the last four years. Samford has lost its last four games.

The Bulldogs fell 55-51 to Furman on Mar. 8. Tim Williams finished with 15 points and six rebounds in the loss. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 14.2 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game. For the Paladins, Charlie Reddick finished with eight points and 10 rebounds in the 55-51 win over Samford on Mar. 8. He contributes 5.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.4 points per game.

Furman StatSmack

  • Samford has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Furman ($15,702 vs. $27,373).
  • The Samford blocks leader (Tim Williams, 35 blocks) has more blocks than the Furman blocks leader (Kendrec Ferrara, 30 blocks).
  • Samford has a stronger schedule than Furman this season (SOS Rank: No. 254 vs. No. 310).
  • Samford is ranked higher than Furman in SoCon (No. 5 vs. No. 12).
  • Samford has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (51.1 percent to 42.2 percent).
  • Boom! Samford crushed Furman by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 16, 2013).
  • The Samford assist leader (Raijon Kelly, 146 assists) has more assists than the Furman assist leader (Stephen Croone, 102 assists).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Samford has a better overall record than Furman this season (11-20 vs. 6-23).
  • Even computers respect Samford more. Samford has a better RPI this season than Furman (RPI: No. 281 vs. No. 343).
  • Samford has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Furman ($30,166 vs. $48,770).
FUR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Colin Reddick 28 12 6 2 1 1 2
D+ Charlie Reddick 27 9 5 2 1 1 2
D+ Stephen Croone 28 10 3 4 1 0 4
D+ Kendrec Ferrara 27 7 5 1 0 1 2
D Bobby Austin 30 7 3 1 1 0 2
D Jordan Loyd 23 4 5 4 0 0 0
D Larry Wideman 25 8 2 1 0 0 2
D Bryant Irwin 24 6 4 0 0 0 1
F Keith Belfield 16 4 2 1 0 0 1
F David Brown 12 2 0 1 0 0 1
F Kevin Chuisseu 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Aaron O`Neill 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
SAM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Tim Williams 0 14 7 1 1 1 2
C Raijon Kelly 0 14 2 5 1 0 3
C C. Geffrard Jr. 28 11 4 1 1 1 2
C- Tyler Hood 26 9 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Connor Miller 0 6 4 2 1 0 2
D Russell Wilson 21 3 2 2 1 0 2
D Will Cook 19 3 3 1 0 0 1
D- Brandon Hayman 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Jaylen Beckham 8 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Levi Barnes 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
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