Wagner (19-11) vs. Long Island (18-13) in NEC Tournament

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Northeast Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Long Island 49 45 94 +6.0
  Wagner 29 53 82 -6.0
Sat, Mar 09 2013, 12:00 PM

Spiro Sports Center
Staten Island, NY
Attendance: 1,074
TV: FCS, ESPN3.com, MSG2

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Wagner matches up against Long Island in the semifinals of the NEC Tournament at Spiro Sports Center on Saturday. The game tips off at 12 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FCS, ESPN3.com or MSG2. The Seahawks defeated the Blackbirds 94-92 on Feb. 24 and are 3-7 against them over the past four years. Wagner has won four games straight.

The 20 points and six rebounds by Jonathon Williams helped the Seahawks to a 72-50 cakewalk over Central Connecticut State on Mar. 6. On top of his scoring average of 15.3 points per game, he delivers 6.5 rebounds per game. For the Blackbirds, C.J. Garner finished with 30 points in the 91-83 win over Quinnipiac on Mar. 6. He contributes 4.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 15.3 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Long Island is strong in the following categories: free throw rate at 46.0 and effective field goal percentage at 54.0.

StatSmack! Wagner is better than Long Island
  • Boom! Wagner defeated Long Island by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 24, 2013).
  • Wagner does a better job contesting shots (40.2 percent allowed vs. 47.3 percent allowed) than Long Island this season.
  • The Wagner steals leader (Kenneth Ortiz, 61 steals) has more steals than the Long Island steals leader (Jamal Olasewere, 43 steals).
  • Wagner has an average margin of victory of 9 over Long Island in 33 wins since 1980.
LIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jamal Olasewere 30 19 8 1 1 1 3
C+ Julian Boyd 29 19 6 1 1 1 1
C+ C.J. Garner 0 15 4 3 1 0 2
C Jason Brickman 0 10 3 8 1 0 4
C- B. Thompson 27 9 3 1 1 0 1
D+ E.J. Reed 19 8 4 0 0 1 1
D Booker Hucks 12 6 2 0 0 0 1
D Kenny Onyechi 12 4 2 0 0 1 0
D Troy Joseph 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Gerrell Martin 10 3 1 0 0 0 1
D- D.J. Griggs 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Khalil Murphy 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
WAG Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ J. Williams 30 15 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Kenneth Ortiz 34 12 4 5 2 0 4
C Latif Rivers 29 13 3 2 1 0 2
C- Mario Moody 17 7 6 0 1 1 1
C- Marcus Burton 24 8 2 2 1 0 1
C- Orlando Parker 21 5 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Eric Fanning 17 6 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Josh Thompson 24 4 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Naofall Folahan 15 3 3 0 0 2 1
D+ Dwaun Anderson 15 4 2 1 1 0 2
D L. Burnett 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Hugo Naurais 5 1 1 0 0 0 0

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NEC Standings

OverallConf
1 Robert Morris 22-14 14-2
 2Wagner 19-12 12-4
3 Bryant 18-14 10-6
4 SFNY 18-14 9-7
4 MOUNT 16-17 9-7
6 CCSU 11-19 7-9
6 SFPA 10-21 7-9
8 FDU 10-21 6-10
9 Long Island 9-20 4-12
10 Sacred Heart 5-26 2-14
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