Youngstown State (13-8) and Detroit (14-8) Face Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Youngstown State 40 37 77 +11.0
  Detroit 42 46 88 -11.0
Fri, Feb 01 2013, 09:00 PM

Calihan Hall
Detroit, MI
Attendance: 2,126
TV: ESPN U

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On Friday, Youngstown State travels to Calihan Hall to take on Detroit. It takes place at 9:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Penguins lost to the Titans 101-60 on January 10th and are 2-8 against them over the last four years.

A win here would help close the gap with Detroit in the Horizon, who are in 2nd place and just above Youngstown State in 3rd place. Youngstown State is rolling, currently on a four-game winning streak.

In their last outing, behind 28 points and 11 rebounds from Kendrick Perry, the Penguins defeated Valparaiso 80-68 on January 30th. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 16.3 points per game, 4.2 assists per game, and 1.9 steals per game. For the Titans, Ray McCallum finished with 24 points and 7 rebounds in the 83-76 win over Wright State on January 30th. He contributes a team-leading 18.4 points per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game. When considering the Four Factors, Detroit performs well in turnover percentage at 16.4. This ranks 1st in the conference and 10th in the country.

StatSmack! Youngstown State is better than Detroit
  • More property crime happens in Detroit so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Youngstown -- according to the FBI).
  • More violent crime happens in Detroit so be careful if you visit (when compared to Youngstown -- according to the FBI).
  • Youngstown State can actually jump, with more rebounds (37.5 per game vs 33.9 per game) than Detroit this season.
  • Damian Eargle is ranked 5th in the Horizon in rebounds and 6th nationally in blocks.
YSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kendrick Perry 35 17 6 4 2 0 2
B- Damian Eargle 30 13 7 1 1 3 1
C+ Blake Allen 32 10 4 3 1 0 1
C Kamren Belin 28 10 5 1 1 1 2
C- D.J. Cole 25 6 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Bobby Hain 16 6 4 1 0 1 1
D+ S. Amiker Jr. 21 6 3 1 1 0 2
D Ryan Weber 8 2 1 1 1 0 0
D- Josh Chojnacki 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Mike Podolsky 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Fletcher Larson 5 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Danny Reese 6 2 0 1 1 0 1
DET Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ray McCallum 36 18 5 5 2 1 2
B- Nick Minnerath 27 13 6 1 1 1 1
B- Jason Calliste 34 14 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Doug Anderson 26 12 5 1 1 1 1
C+ J. Howard Jr. 28 10 4 1 1 0 1
C- Evan Bruinsma 19 5 4 1 1 1 1
D+ G. Dos Santos 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Olumide Solanke 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Ugochukwu Njoku 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D P.J. Boutte 11 2 1 2 1 0 1
D Anton Wilson 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D J. Lippert 5 2 1 0 0 0 0

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Horizon Standings

OverallConf
1 Green Bay 24-7 14-2
2 Cleveland State 21-12 12-4
3 Wright State 21-15 10-6
4 Valparaiso 18-16 9-7
5 Milwaukee 21-14 7-9
5 Oakland 13-20 7-9
 7YSU 15-17 6-10
7 Detroit 13-19 6-10
9 UIC 6-25 1-15
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#4 Shawn Amiker Jr G 6-4 185
#23 Ronnye Beamon Fr G 6-4 195
#5 Kamren Belin Sr F 6-7 235
#14 Josh Chojnacki Sr F 6-9 240
#11 DJ Cole Jr G 5-11 175
#20 Bobby Hain So F 6-10 235
#32 L. Johnson, Jr. Jr F 6-4 220
#10 Marcus Keene Fr G 5-11 160
#25 Fletcher Larson Jr F 6-8 215
#3 Kendrick Perry Sr G 6-0 175
#1 Jalon Plummer Fr G 6-5 180
#34 Mike Podolsky Sr G 6-1 214
#2 Kyle Steward Fr F 6-7 190
#33 Ryan Weber So F 6-6 200