Villanova vs. Monmouth: Full Game Preview

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Villanova vs. Monmouth: Full Game Preview
Villanova
(7-4, 3-2 away)
Monmouth
(5-6, 2-1 home)
Venue: Multipurpose Activity Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, December 22, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova J Pinkston 12.1 M Yarou 5.4 R Arcidiacono 3.5
Monmouth A Nicholas 13.5 E Waite 6.0 J Steele 3.5

It could be a good day for Wildcats basketball at Multipurpose Activity Center on Saturday as Monmouth welcomes Villanova. The game starts at 7:00 EST. The Wildcats are 7-4 overall. The Hawks have a record of 5-6. The Wildcats and Hawks are ranked in the RPI at No. 115 and No. 163, respectively. Last season, the Wildcats beat the Hawks 106-70. Over the past four seasons, Villanova has a record of 3-0 against Monmouth, and 1-0 at Multipurpose Activity Center.

Monmouth StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Villanova has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Monmouth (13 vs 0).
  • Villanova is a better three-point shooting team (34.0% vs 28.6%) than Monmouth this season.
  • Villanova is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Villanova is 221 lbs compared to 201 lbs for Monmouth.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Villanova has a better overall record than Monmouth this season (7-4 vs 5-6).
  • Villanova has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Monmouth (1 vs 0).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Villanova currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (978 to 946) than Monmouth, per the NCAA.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Villanova has a stronger schedule than Monmouth this season (SOS Rank: #113 vs #184).
  • Villanova has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Monmouth (#101 vs #141).
  • Villanova does a better job contesting shots (40.8% allowed vs 46.3% allowed) than Monmouth this season.
  • The Villanova basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Monmouth (100% vs 85%).
  • It must sting. Villanova has blown out Monmouth by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 2004.
Nova Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- R. Arcidiacono 34 12 3 4 1 0 3
B- J. Pinkston 26 12 5 2 1 0 2
C+ James Bell 29 10 5 1 1 0 2
C Darrun Hilliard 29 10 3 1 1 0 2
C Mouphtaou Yarou 24 9 6 1 0 1 2
C Maurice Sutton 15 6 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Achraf Yacoubou 14 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Daniel Ochefu 15 3 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Tony Chennault 19 3 2 2 1 0 2
D- Mislav Brzoja 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
MU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Andrew Nicholas 29 13 4 2 2 0 2
C Ed Waite 20 8 6 1 1 0 2
C Dion Nesmith 27 8 2 2 2 0 1
C- Jesse Steele 29 8 2 4 2 0 2
C- S. Spinella 20 7 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Marcus Ware 18 7 5 0 1 0 2
D Khalil Brown 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Max DiLeo 8 1 1 1 1 0 0
D Gary Cox 9 4 1 0 0 0 1
D- Jalen Palm 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
D- Christian White 6 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- Tyrone O`Garro 11 1 1 0 0 0 1
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