Saint Joseph's vs. Virginia Commonwealth: Full Game Preview

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Saint Joseph's vs. Virginia Commonwealth: Full Game Preview
Saint Joseph's
(9-5, 4-2 away)
(22) VCU
(14-3, 10-2 home)
Venue: Stuart Siegel Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Saint Joseph's C Jones 14.8 R Roberts Jr. 8.4 C Wilson 3.6
VCU T Graham 15.5 J Reddic 7.4 D Theus 4.4

On Thursday, St. Joseph's (PA) travels to Stuart Siegel Center to take on No. 22 Virginia Commonwealth. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on CBSSN. The Hawks have not played the Rams since the 1982-83 season, when they lost 75-64.

The Hawks got past Duquesne 74-66 on January 12th with the help of 16 points and 6 rebounds from Langston Galloway. He tallies 14.8 points per game and also adds 3.7 rebounds per game. For the Rams, Treveon Graham finished with 17 points and 9 rebounds in the 72-65 win over St. Bonaventure on January 12th. He leads the team with 15.5 points per game.

Virginia Commonwealth has an edge in a single key statistical category, scoring, where the Rams have the upper hand over the Hawks, 77 points per game to 68 points per game. A key area of strength for Virginia Commonwealth is offensive rebounding percentage at 38.5, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 24th nationally).

Virginia Commonwealth StatSmack

  • St. Joseph's is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on St. Joseph's is 77.4 inches compared to 75.9 inches for Virginia Commonwealth.
  • C.J. Aiken is ranked 15th nationally in blocks.
  • The St. Joseph's basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Virginia Commonwealth (71% vs 56%).
  • Ronald Roberts Jr. is ranked 9th in the A-10 in rebounds.
  • The St. Joseph's blocks leader (C.J. Aiken) has more blocks than the Virginia Commonwealth blocks leader (Juvonte Reddic).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, St. Joseph's has had more players drafted by the NBA than Virginia Commonwealth (3 vs 2).
  • Langston Galloway is ranked 7th in the A-10 in three-pointers.
  • AP voters think more highly of St. Joseph's and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Virginia Commonwealth (24 vs 10).
  • St. Joseph's is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on St. Joseph's is 206 lbs compared to 197 lbs for Virginia Commonwealth.
  • St. Joseph's players are more experienced than Virginia Commonwealth players (15,113 minutes played vs 11,259 minutes played).
StJoe Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B C.J. Aiken 32 12 6 2 1 3 1
B L. Galloway 36 15 3 2 1 0 1
B R. Roberts Jr. 32 11 8 1 1 1 2
B- Carl Jones 33 16 2 3 1 0 1
C+ Halil Kanacevic 31 7 7 3 1 2 4
C+ Chris Wilson 33 8 4 4 1 0 2
D Papa Ndao 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Isaiah Miles 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Daryus Quarles 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Colin Kelly 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D C. Coyne 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Taylor Trevisan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Kindler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
VCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Treveon Graham 26 16 6 2 1 0 2
B Juvonte Reddic 26 13 7 1 2 1 2
B- Troy Daniels 25 14 3 1 1 0 1
B- Rob Brandenberg 25 11 3 2 1 0 1
B- Briante Weber 23 6 4 4 4 0 2
C+ Darius Theus 24 6 1 5 3 0 2
C Melvin Johnson 15 6 2 1 1 0 1
C Justin Tuoyo 9 2 2 1 0 1 1
C- Jarred Guest 10 3 3 0 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Haley 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D+ Teddy Okereafor 11 1 1 2 1 0 1
D+ David Hinton 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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