Updated: Western Illinois (19-7) vs. Missouri-Kansas City (7-22)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Missouri-Kansas City 39 11 50 +14.0
  Western Illinois 21 32 53 -14.0
Thu, Feb 28 2013, 07:30 PM CST

Western Hall
Macomb, IL
Attendance: 2,191

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On Thursday, Western Illinois plays host to Missouri-Kansas City at Western Hall. The game gets underway at 8:30 p.m. EST. The Leathernecks beat the Kangaroos 68-63 on Dec. 1 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Western Illinois is currently in second place in the conference and Missouri-Kansas City is in seventh.

In their last outing, despite 15 points from Adam Link, the Leathernecks fell to Cleveland State 60-54 on Feb. 23. While contributing 3.9 rebounds per game, he also scores 10 points per game. For the Kangaroos, Nelson Kirksey put up 16 points and 8 rebounds in the 68-62 loss to Tennessee Tech on Feb. 23. He contributes 3.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.4 points per game.

StatSmack! Western Illinois is better than Missouri-Kansas City
  • Terell Parks is ranked 40th nationally in rebounds and 25th nationally in blocks.
  • The Western Illinois rebounding leader (Terell Parks, 242 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Missouri-Kansas City rebounding leader (Fred Chatmon, 200 rebounds).
  • Western Illinois has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (44.6 percent to 34.4 percent).
  • Western Illinois has a better conference record than Missouri-Kansas City this season (11-3 vs. 4-10).
UMKC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Estan Tyler 31 11 2 3 1 0 3
C Fred Chatmon 24 8 8 0 1 1 2
D+ Thomas Staton 24 10 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Nelson Kirksey 20 7 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Nate Rogers 23 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Trinity Hall 20 6 4 0 0 1 2
D Kirk Korver 21 6 3 1 1 0 1
D Brad Reid 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D- Alton Tanner 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Mason Wedel 10 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- A. Washington 14 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Caleb Johnson 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
F John Burke 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Trevor Franklin 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
WIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Terell Parks 31 13 10 2 1 3 2
B- Ceola Clark III 35 12 3 4 2 0 2
C Adam Link 32 10 4 1 1 1 2
C Jack Houpt 33 7 4 1 0 0 1
C R. Roberts-Burnett 26 6 2 2 0 0 1
C- Don McAvoy III 25 7 3 2 1 0 2
D Jordan Foster 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D M. Ochereobia 7 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Isaiah Duncan 4 1 1 0 1 0 0
D Jason Hawthorne 10 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Jamaal Walker 5 2 2 0 0 0 0

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