Providence vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview

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Providence vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview
Providence
(8-2, 0-1 away)
Boston College
(5-5, 4-4 home)
Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, December 22, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Providence B Cotton 20.8 L Henton 8.3 K Dunn 13.0
Boston College R Anderson 15.2 R Anderson 10.0 J Rahon 3.8

It should be a lively atmosphere at Silvio O. Conte Forum on Saturday as Providence travels to meet Boston College in what looks to be a close contest. It gets started at 2:00 EST and it will be televised on ESPN3.com. The Friars stand at 8-2 overall. The Eagles maintain a record of 5-5. We're going with the RPI for this one, which has the Friars ranked No. 99 and above the Eagles at No. 196. Providence has also won six games straight and is playing with purpose. Last year the Friars beat the Eagles 64-57. Over the past four years, Providence has gone 1-3 against Boston College, including 0-2 at Silvio O. Conte Forum.

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  • Providence can actually jump, with more rebounds (39.3 per game vs 34.3 per game) than Boston College this season.
  • The Big East has had 17 more NCAA Tournament teams than the ACC over the past 10 years.
  • Providence does a better job contesting shots (37.0% allowed vs 44.3% allowed) than Boston College this season.
  • Last year the Big East had a much better average team RPI than the ACC (71 vs 95).
  • The Big East has 3 teams - Louisville (12.1), Syracuse (11.7), and Cincinnati (10.5) - that create more steals per game than the ACC leader, North Carolina (9.7).
  • We make our fans proud. Providence has a better record at home than Boston College this season (7-0 vs 4-2).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Providence has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Boston College (2 vs 0).
  • Last year the worst team in the Big East had a much higher RPI than the worst team in the ACC (194 vs 236).
  • The Providence three-point leader (Bryce Cotton) has more three-pointers than the Boston College three-point leader (Lonnie Jackson).
  • The Providence steals leader (LaDontae Henton) has more steals than the Boston College steals leader (Joe Rahon).
  • Providence is better at defending the three (21.9% allowed vs 36.2% allowed) than Boston College this season.
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Bryce Cotton 36 21 4 4 1 0 2
B Kris Dunn 27 7 6 13 0 0 4
B Kadeem Batts 32 17 8 2 1 1 2
B LaDontae Henton 38 17 8 2 2 1 3
C+ Josh Fortune 39 10 3 4 1 0 3
C Sidiki Johnson 16 4 8 0 0 3 3
C- Brice Kofane 21 2 5 1 1 2 1
D+ Lee Goldsbrough 20 3 4 1 1 0 2
D Ted Bancroft 17 1 3 1 1 0 1
D Vincent Council 5 2 2 1 0 0 0
BC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Ryan Anderson 32 15 10 1 1 1 2
C+ Olivier Hanlan 33 13 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Joe Rahon 35 11 3 4 1 0 3
C Dennis Clifford 22 6 5 0 0 2 2
C P. Heckmann 25 9 3 2 1 1 2
C Lonnie Jackson 28 7 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Andrew Van Nest 14 5 3 1 0 0 1
D Eddie Odio 14 3 3 0 0 0 0
D K.C. Caudill 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Danny Rubin 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Drew Jacobs 10 2 0 0 1 0 2
F J. Cain Carney 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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