St John's vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview

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St John's vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview
St John's
(8-5, 1-3 away)
(14) Cincinnati
(13-1, 10-1 home)
Venue: Fifth Third Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
St John's D Harrison 22.1 J Sampson 6.9 P Greene IV 3.5
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 18.6 S Kilpatrick 5.9 C Wright 3.4

Cincinnati has a statistical edge over St. John's in one specific area, rebounding, where the Bearcats have the upper hand over the Red Storm, 45 per game to 36 per game. Last year, the Red Storm had a record of 1-1 on the Bearcats. Over the past four years, St. John's has a record of 3-4 against Cincinnati, including 2-1 at Fifth Third Arena.

Cincinnati StatSmack

  • St. John's is better under pressure, and has defeated Cincinnati in 3 out of the last 4 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? St. John's currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (959 to 956) than Cincinnati, per the NCAA.
  • The St. John's rebounding leader (JaKarr Sampson) has more rebounds than the Cincinnati rebounding leader (Sean Kilpatrick).
  • D`Angelo Harrison is ranked 23rd nationally in points, 5th in the Big East in three-pointers, and 9th in the Big East in steals.
  • The St. John's basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Cincinnati (70% vs 53%).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. St. John's has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Cincinnati (13 vs 8).
  • The St. John's blocks leader (Chris Obekpa) has more blocks than the Cincinnati blocks leader (Cheikh Mbodj).
  • Chris Obekpa is ranked 1st nationally in blocks.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. St. John's has a stronger schedule than Cincinnati this season (SOS Rank: #98 vs #159).
SJU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ D. Harrison 35 22 4 2 2 0 2
B JaKarr Sampson 31 14 7 1 1 2 2
C+ Chris Obekpa 26 4 5 2 1 5 1
C+ Phil Greene IV 33 10 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Amir Garrett 25 7 6 1 1 0 1
C S. Pointer 21 5 4 2 1 1 1
C- Felix Balamou 11 3 2 1 0 1 0
D+ Christian Jones 13 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Jamal Branch 19 7 3 3 0 0 4
D M. Bourgault 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D David Lipscomb 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Khadim Ndiaye 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Sam Sealy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jamal White 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Sean Kilpatrick 31 19 6 2 2 0 2
B Cashmere Wright 27 14 2 3 2 0 2
B JaQuon Parker 27 12 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Titus Rubles 19 7 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Cheikh Mbodj 19 5 5 0 0 2 1
C+ Justin Jackson 20 5 6 2 2 1 2
C David Nyarsuk 15 5 4 0 0 1 1
C S. Thomas 12 4 3 1 1 0 1
C- J. Sanders 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Ge`Lawn Guyn 12 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ J. Davis III 11 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Kelvin Gaines 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D A. Eppensteiner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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