Northwestern vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview

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Northwestern vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview
Northwestern
(9-6, 3-1 away)
Penn State
(8-6, 7-4 home)
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northwestern R Hearn 14.2 J Swopshire 5.9 D Sobolewski 4.4
Penn State T Frazier 16.3 R Travis 7.6 D (DJ) Newbill 3.9

In their last game, Ross Travis put up 14 points and 5 rebounds in the Nittany Lions 74-51 loss to Indiana on January 7th. He is averaging 7.4 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game. For the Wildcats, Jared Swopshire finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds in the 69-51 loss to Minnesota on January 6th. He averages 9.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 5.9 rebounds per game.

Northwestern StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Penn State has an average margin of victory of 12 over Northwestern in 26 wins since 1992.
  • Penn State has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Northwestern ($24,980 vs $54,190).
  • The Penn State scoring leader (Devonte (DJ) Newbill) has more points than the Northwestern scoring leader (Reggie Hearn).
  • We make our fans proud. Penn State has a better record at home than Northwestern this season (7-1 vs 6-4).
  • Penn State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Northwestern ($36,844 vs $54,190).
  • It must sting. Penn State has blown out Northwestern by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 1997.
  • Penn State allows fewer rebounds (31.4 allowed per game vs 34.8 allowed per game) than Northwestern this season.
  • The Penn State rebounding leader (Ross Travis) has more rebounds than the Northwestern rebounding leader (Jared Swopshire).
  • Penn State has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Northwestern (#11 vs #50).
  • Jermaine Marshall is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in steals.
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Reggie Hearn 31 14 5 2 1 0 2
B Drew Crawford 32 14 5 2 1 1 2
B Dave Sobolewski 35 11 2 4 1 0 2
B Jared Swopshire 32 9 6 3 1 0 1
C+ Alex Olah 22 7 5 2 1 1 2
C Kale Abrahamson 15 6 2 0 0 0 1
C A. Marcotullio 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Tre Demps 13 6 1 1 0 0 1
C- Mike Turner 16 2 3 2 0 1 1
D Nikola Cerina 4 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Sanjay Lumpkin 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D J. Montgomery III 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Chier Ajou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Omar Jimenez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tim Frazier 33 16 5 4 2 0 3
B- D. Newbill 36 15 6 4 1 0 4
B- J. Marshall 34 15 4 2 2 0 3
C Ross Travis 32 7 8 0 0 0 2
D+ Brandon Taylor 21 7 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Sasa Borovnjak 21 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Nick Colella 24 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Jonathan Graham 17 2 3 0 0 1 1
D P. Ackerman 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Kevin Montminy 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Donovon Jack 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- A. Maduegbunam 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Alan Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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