Providence vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview

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Providence vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview
Providence
(9-7, 1-4 away)
Georgetown
(11-3, 10-2 home)
Venue: Verizon Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Providence B Cotton 21.6 L Henton 8.1 V Council 6.3
Georgetown O Porter 13.3 O Porter 7.7 N Lubick 2.9

The Friars got past Seton Hall 67-55 on January 13th with the help of 23 points and 9 rebounds from Bryce Cotton. He leads the team with 21.6 points per game. For the Hoyas, Otto Porter finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds in the 67-51 blowout of St. John's on January 12th. He puts up a team-leading 13.3 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 2.0 steals per game. A key area of strength for Georgetown is defensive rebounding percentage at 72.1, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 49th nationally).

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  • Providence has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Georgetown ($51,895 vs $54,145).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Providence has a stronger schedule than Georgetown this season (SOS Rank: #202 vs #227).
  • At least you keep showing up. Providence has an average margin of victory of 8 over Georgetown in 18 wins since 1980.
  • LaDontae Henton is ranked 9th in the Big East in points and 5th in the Big East in rebounds.
  • The Providence three-point leader (Bryce Cotton) has more three-pointers than the Georgetown three-point leader (Markel Starks).
  • The Providence rebounding leader (LaDontae Henton) has more rebounds than the Georgetown rebounding leader (Greg Whittington).
  • Providence players are more experienced than Georgetown players (10,385 minutes played vs 6,865 minutes played).
  • The Providence assist leader (Bryce Cotton) has more assists than the Georgetown assist leader (Nate Lubick).
  • Providence is better at defending the three (26.0% allowed vs 33.2% allowed) than Georgetown this season.
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Bryce Cotton 36 22 4 3 1 0 2
B LaDontae Henton 38 15 8 2 2 1 3
B Kadeem Batts 31 15 7 2 1 1 2
B- Vincent Council 29 9 1 6 1 1 3
C+ Josh Fortune 34 8 3 3 1 0 2
C Kris Dunn 23 6 4 3 1 0 3
C- Sidiki Johnson 14 4 6 0 0 1 1
D+ Brice Kofane 18 2 4 0 1 1 1
D Lee Goldsbrough 16 2 4 1 0 0 2
D Ted Bancroft 13 1 2 1 1 0 1
GTOWN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Otto Porter 34 13 8 3 2 1 1
B G. Whittington 35 12 7 2 1 1 2
B Markel Starks 31 12 2 3 1 0 2
B- Nate Lubick 29 7 5 3 1 1 2
C Mikael Hopkins 20 7 3 1 1 1 2
C D. Smith-Rivera 19 6 2 1 1 0 1
C Jabril Trawick 22 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- David Allen 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
C- Brandon Bolden 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ John Caprio 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Moses Ayegba 7 2 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Stephen Domingo 8 2 0 1 0 0 0
D+ Aaron Bowen 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Bradley Hayes 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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