Sacred Heart vs. Central Connecticut State: Full Game Preview

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Sacred Heart vs. Central Connecticut State: Full Game Preview
Sacred Heart
(4-9, 1-6 away)
Central Conn.
(5-8, 1-3 home)
Venue: William H. Detrick Gymnasium
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Sacred Heart S Gibson 17.3 L Montes 6.6 P Gaetano 7.3
Central Conn. K Vinales 21.4 M Hunter 7.8 K Vinales 3.6

Central Connecticut State has a statistical edge over Sacred Heart in a single key area, scoring, where the Blue Devils have the upper hand over the Pioneers, 73 points per game to 66 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Central Connecticut State is strong in turnover percentage at 18.0. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 60th in the nation.

Central Connecticut State StatSmack

  • Sacred Heart is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Sacred Heart is 76.6 inches compared to 75.5 inches for Central Connecticut State.
  • The Sacred Heart basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Central Connecticut State (92% vs 43%).
  • Shane Gibson is ranked 7th in the NEC in points and 6th in the NEC in three-pointers.
  • Sacred Heart is better at defending the three (36.8% allowed vs 41.0% allowed) than Central Connecticut State this season.
  • Sacred Heart players are more experienced than Central Connecticut State players (11,732 minutes played vs 6,414 minutes played).
  • At least you keep showing up. Sacred Heart has an average margin of victory of 11 over Central Connecticut State in 10 wins since 1997.
  • Sacred Heart is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Sacred Heart is 205 lbs compared to 194 lbs for Central Connecticut State.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Sacred Heart has a stronger schedule than Central Connecticut State this season (SOS Rank: #101 vs #114).
  • Sacred Heart allows fewer rebounds (36.7 allowed per game vs 41.5 allowed per game) than Central Connecticut State this season.
  • Louis Montes is ranked 8th in the NEC in rebounds.
SHU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Louis Montes 30 14 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Shane Gibson 30 17 3 1 1 0 3
C Steve Glowiak 26 10 3 1 2 0 1
C- Phil Gaetano 35 4 2 7 1 0 4
C- Evan Kelley 26 6 4 1 0 0 1
C- J. Swidowski 19 7 4 0 1 1 1
D+ N. Greenbacker 20 5 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Femi Akinpetide 20 5 5 0 0 0 2
D Tevin Falzon 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
D De`Aires Tate 11 2 3 0 0 1 1
D- M. Abdel Latif 9 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Lewis Cramer 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
CCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Matt Hunter 37 18 8 3 3 1 4
B Kyle Vinales 39 21 2 4 2 0 3
C M. McMillan 37 7 4 3 2 0 2
C Adonis Burbage 33 10 3 1 1 0 1
C- Terrell Allen 18 6 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Joseph Efese 21 6 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Brandon Peel 16 3 5 0 1 1 1
F Andrew Hurd 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Erik Raleigh 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Greg Andrade 4 2 0 1 0 0 0
F K. Cumberlander 14 2 0 0 0 0 1
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