Pittsburgh vs. Villanova: Full Game Preview

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Pittsburgh vs. Villanova: Full Game Preview
Pittsburgh
(13-4, 1-2 away)
Villanova
(11-5, 6-2 home)
Venue: The Pavilion
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Pittsburgh T Zanna 12.6 S Adams 6.1 T Woodall 5.5
Villanova J Pinkston 13.3 M Yarou 6.3 R Arcidiacono 3.4

Reviewing current performance metrics, Pittsburgh has an edge in two significant categories. The Panthers turn the ball over less often, nine per game to 15 per game. Pittsburgh also has an advantage in field goal percentage, 49% to 40%. Areas of strength for Pittsburgh include: offensive rebounding percentage at 42.4, turnover percentage at 15.7, and effective field goal percentage at 54.5.

Pittsburgh StatSmack

  • James Bell is ranked 10th in the Big East in three-pointers.
  • Maurice Sutton is ranked 6th in the Big East in blocks.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Villanova has a stronger schedule than Pittsburgh this season (SOS Rank: #137 vs #219).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Villanova has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Pittsburgh (12 vs 7).
  • How does our back look? Villanova is ranked higher than Pittsburgh in the Big East (#1 vs #11).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Villanova has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Pittsburgh (13 vs 6).
  • Ryan Arcidiacono is ranked 3rd in the Big East in three-pointers.
  • Villanova has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Pittsburgh (#51 vs #112).
  • Villanova has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Pittsburgh (#26 vs #65).
PITT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Talib Zanna 24 13 6 1 1 1 1
B- Lamar Patterson 27 10 4 3 1 0 1
B- Tray Woodall 27 11 2 6 1 0 2
B- Steven Adams 23 7 6 0 1 2 1
C+ James Robinson 29 7 2 4 1 0 1
C+ J.J. Moore 20 10 4 0 1 0 1
C Dante Taylor 16 5 4 1 0 0 1
C Cameron Wright 16 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- Durand Johnson 12 4 2 1 0 0 0
C- Trey Zeigler 15 5 2 1 0 0 1
Nova Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B R. Arcidiacono 33 13 2 4 1 0 3
B- J. Pinkston 25 13 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Mouphtaou Yarou 24 9 7 1 0 1 2
C+ James Bell 28 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Darrun Hilliard 29 10 3 1 2 0 2
C Maurice Sutton 14 6 4 0 1 1 1
C Daniel Ochefu 18 4 5 0 1 1 1
C- Achraf Yacoubou 15 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Tony Chennault 17 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Henry Lowe 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Patrick Farrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick McMahon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mislav Brzoja 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
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