Morehead State heads back to the realm of Division I as they host East Tennessee State Monday night. Here’s a look at the matchup By The Numbers:
6.0Kareem Storey leads the Ohio Valley Conference with 6.0 assists per game. The guard also places fifth in the league with a 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio. He has reached the five-assist plateau in 20 of 39 games at Morehead State.
40.3%Morehead State is second in the league, holding opponents to 40.3% shooting from the field. Opponents are shooting just 32.4% from three-point range, fourth best in the league. In their last game against Division I competition, the Eagles held Marshall to 23-64 (35.9%) shooting from the field, and 7-29 (24.1%) from three-point range.
186Morehead State has been whistled for an Ohio Valley Conference-high 186 fouls through eight games, while its opponents have been tagged just 145 times. The difference has led to 42 more free-throw attempts for MSU’s foes.
88.5East Tennessee State is averaging just under 90-points a game in their up-tempo offense. (17th most possessions per game nationally) The Pirates have three 14+ point scorers in Lester Wilson, (14.0 ppg) Rashawn Rembert, (17.0 ppg) and Jalen Riley. (18.5 ppg) They’re also shooting better than 40% from three-point range on the year.
+6.3The Pirates are forcing six more turnovers a game then they’re committing so far this year. Their TO Rate is 9th best in the nation. Their forced TO Rate? 53rd. Morehead State is virtually even in turnover ratio for the season.
30In their lopsided win over non-Division I Kentucky Christian, Morehead State set 30 different career-highs. It was the Eagles 45th straight win over NAIA opponents…
833ETSU has hit a three-pointer in 833 consecutive games. The last time they didn’t hit any: February 16th, 1987. It’s the seventh longest streak in NCAA.