No.13-Seeded Montana (25-6) Faces No. 4-Seeded Syracuse (26-9) in Second Round

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NCAA Tournament 2nd Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #13 Montana 15 19 34 +13.0
  #4 Syracuse 38 43 81 -13.0
Thu, Mar 21 2013, 09:41 PM MDT

HP Pavilion
San Jose, CA
Attendance: 17,997
TV: truTV

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13th-seeded Montana battles No. 4-seeded Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at HP Pavilion on Thursday. It takes place at 9:57 p.m. ET and you can see it on truTV.

In a 67-64 triumph over Weber State on Mar. 16, Kareem Jamar put up 20 points and five rebounds for the Grizzlies. He leads the team with 6.0 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per game. For the Orange, C.J. Fair finished with 21 points and seven rebounds in the 78-61 loss to Louisville on Mar. 16. With 14.3 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

There are two important categories where Syracuse has a statistical edge. The Orange advantage over the Grizzlies in blocked shots, with an average of 6.2 per game to 3 per game. In addition, Syracuse has the edge in rebounding, 38.7 per game to 31.2 per game. One category in which Syracuse is especially proficient is offensive rebounding percentage at 39.8, ranking second in their conference (and ninth nationally).

StatSmack! Montana is better than Syracuse
  • Montana is a better three-point shooting team (39.1 percent vs. 32.0 percent) than Syracuse this season.
  • Montana is a better free-throw-shooting team (77.5 percent vs. 68.5 percent) than Syracuse this season.
  • Last year the top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, free throws made, and three-pointers were in the Big Sky.
  • Montana has a better record in close games than Syracuse this season (7-2 vs. 3-4).

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UM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kareem Jamar 35 14 6 4 1 1 3
B Will Cherry 33 13 4 4 2 0 3
B- Mathias Ward 32 15 4 1 0 0 2
C Jordan Gregory 27 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Spencer Coleman 22 8 4 1 1 0 1
C Michael Weisner 21 6 2 1 0 0 1
C Keron DeShields 22 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Eric Hutchison 15 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Kevin Henderson 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Andy Martin 8 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Jake Wiley 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A M. Carter-Williams 35 12 5 8 3 1 3
A- C.J. Fair 34 15 7 1 1 1 2
B+ J. Southerland 28 14 5 1 1 1 1
B+ Brandon Triche 33 14 4 4 1 0 3
C+ R. Christmas 22 5 5 0 1 2 1
C Baye Keita 15 3 4 0 1 1 1
C Jerami Grant 16 4 3 0 0 0 1
C DaJuan Coleman 13 5 4 0 1 0 1
C- Trevor Cooney 12 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Noel Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Lyde-Cajuste 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Nolan Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D G. Hoffmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Albert Nassar 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Big Sky Standings

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1 Weber State 19-12 14-6
 2Montana 17-13 12-8
2 North Dakota 17-17 12-8
2 NAU 15-17 12-8
5 UNC 18-14 11-9
5 Portland State 17-15 11-9
7 EWU 15-16 10-10
7 SacSt 14-16 10-10
9 Montana State 14-17 9-11
10 Idaho State 11-18 8-12
11 Southern Utah 2-27 1-19
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2013-2014 Roster

#0 Riley Bradshaw Fr G 6-2 180
#50 Martin Breunig Jr F 6-8 210
#15 Keron DeShields Jr G 6-2 182
#0 Mario Dunn Jr. Fr G 6-0 170
#20 Nick Emerson So F 6-5 206
#0 Brandon Gfeller Fr G 6-4 180
#10 Jordan Gregory Jr G 6-2 183
#45 Eric Hutchison Sr C 6-9 245
#32 Kareem Jamar Sr G/F 6-5 210
#24 Chris Kemp Jr F 6-7 238
#0 Jack Lopez Fr G 6-5 210
#41 Andy Martin So C 7-0 225
#33 Michael Weisner Jr F 6-7 195
#0 Morgan Young Jr G 6-0 180