Central Arkansas (13-16) and Sam Houston State (15-16) Meet in Southland Tournament

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Southland Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Central Arkansas 29 34 63 +5.0
  Sam Houston State 28 41 69 -5.0
Wed, Mar 13 2013, 08:30 PM CDT

Leonard E. Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: 1,276
TV: Southland Digital Network

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Central Arkansas squares off against Sam Houston State in the first round of the Southland Tournament at Leonard E. Merrell Center on Wednesday. It takes place at 8:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Southland Digital Network. The Bears fell to the Bearkats 80-75 on Feb. 16 and are 0-6 against them over the last four years.

The Bears got past Oral Roberts 86-84 on Mar. 9 with the help of 34 points from Jarvis Garner. He leads the team with 16.1 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game. For the Bearkats, James Thomas finished with 16 points and six rebounds in the 84-73 loss to Northwestern State on Mar. 9. With 9.4 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. A key area of strength for Sam Houston State is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.3, which ranks second in their conference (and 22nd nationally).

StatSmack! Central Arkansas is better than Sam Houston State
  • The Central Arkansas scoring leader (Jarvis Garner, 435 points) has more points than the Sam Houston State scoring leader (James Thomas, 282 points).
  • The Central Arkansas rebounding leader (Jarvis Garner, 187 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Sam Houston State rebounding leader (James Thomas, 170 rebounds).
  • Robert Crawford is ranked 7th in the Southland in points and 25th nationally in three-pointers.
  • Central Arkansas has a potent offense, scoring more points (76.9 per game vs. 64.2 per game) than Sam Houston State this season.
UCA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ LaQuentin Miles 29 15 5 3 2 0 3
C Jarvis Garner 30 16 7 1 1 0 2
C Robert Crawford 29 15 4 1 1 1 2
C- Jordan Harks 20 8 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Anthony Borden 21 7 5 0 0 2 1
D DeShone McClure 22 6 2 2 1 0 1
D Daouda Berete 17 5 3 2 1 0 1
D Ryan Williams 14 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Terrell Brown 10 3 3 0 0 0 1
D- Oliver Wells 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Lenell Brown 12 2 2 1 1 0 1
D- Zach Padgett 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Sean Young 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F A. Ridley 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
SHSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C James Thomas 27 9 6 1 1 0 1
C Darius Gatson 27 8 3 3 1 0 2
C DeMarcus Gatlin 23 8 4 2 1 0 2
C- Paul Baxter 21 7 3 2 1 0 1
C- Erik Williams 21 9 5 0 0 0 0
D+ Terrance Motley 17 7 5 0 1 0 1
D+ M. McKinney 22 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Nathaniel Mason 15 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Will Bond 16 6 3 1 1 0 0
D M. Holyfield 15 3 4 0 0 1 1
D Jeremy McKay 14 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Aaron Harwell 16 2 2 3 1 0 2
D- Mitch McCormick 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

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4 NSU 17-14 12-6
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