DePaul vs. Providence: Full Game Preview

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DePaul vs. Providence: Full Game Preview
DePaul
(9-5, 3-0 away)
Providence
(8-5, 8-1 home)
Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
DePaul C Melvin 16.3 C Melvin 7.6 B Young 4.4
Providence B Cotton 21.5 L Henton 8.2 K Dunn 5.5

Both teams are fighting for early positioning in the Big East. The Blue Demons boast a record of 9-5 overall and are holding steady in the Big East at 0-1. The Friars maintain a record of 8-5 and are also 0-1 in the conference. The Friars are backed up by the RPI, where they're ranked higher than the Blue Demons, No. 115 to No. 196. Last year, the Friars played the Blue Demons hard and won 73-71. Over the past four years, DePaul has gone 1-4 against Providence, and 1-1 at Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Providence StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 DePaul has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Providence (9 vs 2).
  • The DePaul assist leader (Brandon Young) has more assists than the Providence assist leader (Bryce Cotton).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. DePaul has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Providence (8 vs 4).
  • The DePaul blocks leader (Donnavan Kirk) has more blocks than the Providence blocks leader (Brice Kofane).
  • The DePaul rebounding leader (Cleveland Melvin) has more rebounds than the Providence rebounding leader (LaDontae Henton).
  • Brandon Young is ranked 7th in the Big East in points and 8th in the Big East in assists.
  • Worrel Clahar is ranked 8th in the Big East in steals.
  • The DePaul scoring leader (Cleveland Melvin) has more points than the Providence scoring leader (Bryce Cotton).
  • Rosemont isn't as congested as Providence (population is significantly lower).
DEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B C. Melvin 29 17 8 1 2 1 3
B Brandon Young 29 16 3 4 2 0 3
C+ Jamee Crockett 21 9 5 1 2 0 1
C Worrel Clahar 24 7 4 3 2 0 2
C Donnavan Kirk 23 7 3 1 0 2 1
C- Moses Morgan 22 8 3 2 1 0 1
C- C. McKinney 20 5 2 1 1 0 1
D+ D. Robertson Jr. 15 3 4 0 0 1 1
D+ D. McDonald 16 5 1 1 1 0 2
D Jodan Price 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Peter Ryckbosch 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Stuart Pirri 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Cory Dolins 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
D Edwind McGhee 7 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Montray Clemons 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Bryce Cotton 37 21 3 4 1 0 2
B Kadeem Batts 31 16 7 2 1 1 2
B LaDontae Henton 38 16 8 2 2 1 3
C+ Josh Fortune 37 9 4 3 1 0 3
C Kris Dunn 27 6 6 6 1 0 3
C Vincent Council 26 6 1 5 0 0 2
D+ Brice Kofane 18 2 4 0 0 1 1
D Sidiki Johnson 11 2 5 0 0 1 1
D Lee Goldsbrough 17 2 4 1 0 0 2
D Ted Bancroft 14 1 2 1 1 0 1
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