No. 6-Seeded Memphis (30-4) Faces No.11-Seeded Saint Mary's (28-6) in Second Round

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NCAA Tournament 2nd Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #11 Saint Mary's 22 30 52 0.0
  #6 Memphis 32 22 54 0.0
Thu, Mar 21 2013, 02:46 PM CDT

The Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, Michigan
TV: CBS

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No. 6-seeded Memphis battles 11th-seeded Saint Mary's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday. Tipoff occurs at 2:45 p.m. ET and you can catch it on CBS. The Tigers have not played the Gaels since the 2004-05 season, when they won 81-66.

In a 91-79 triumph over Southern Miss on Mar. 16, Chris Crawford put up 23 points and six assists for the Tigers. While contributing 3.8 rebounds per game, he also scores 10.7 points per game. For the Gaels, Matthew Dellavedova finished with 22 points and six rebounds in the 67-54 win over Middle Tennessee State on Mar. 19. With 16.0 points per game and 6.4 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Areas of strength for Saint Mary's include: defensive rebounding percentage at 75.5, effective field goal percentage at 54.5, and offensive rebounding percentage at 37.1.

StatSmack! Memphis is better than Saint Mary's
  • Conference USA has had 16 more NBA Draft picks than the West Coast over the past 10 years.
  • Over the past 10 years, Memphis has had more players drafted by the NBA than Saint Mary's (10 vs. one).
  • Conference USA had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the West Coast.
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Memphis is superior to Saint Mary's (Latest AP Poll: No. 20 vs. Not Ranked).
SMC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ M. Dellavedova 36 16 3 6 1 0 3
B Stephen Holt 32 12 5 2 1 0 1
B- Brad Waldow 22 10 6 0 0 1 1
B- Beau Levesque 22 10 4 1 1 0 1
C+ Mitchell Young 20 7 6 1 1 0 1
C J. Walker III 22 7 4 1 1 0 1
C Jorden Page 19 7 1 2 1 0 1
C Jordan Giusti 15 3 2 1 1 0 1
C- Matt Hodgson 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D+ Kyle Rowley 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Paul McCoy 5 1 2 1 0 0 0
D+ E. Petrulis 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
MEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Joe Jackson 32 14 3 5 2 0 3
B Geron Johnson 28 10 5 4 2 0 3
B D.J. Stephens 23 7 7 1 1 2 1
B Adonis Thomas 29 12 5 2 1 1 2
B- Chris Crawford 27 10 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Shaq Goodwin 21 8 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Tarik Black 20 8 5 0 1 1 1
C Antonio Barton 19 6 1 1 1 0 1
D Damien Wilson 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Ferrakohn Hall 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Trey Draper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Stan Simpson 6 2 1 0 0 0 1

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