Northeastern vs. Delaware: Full Game Preview

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Northeastern vs. Delaware: Full Game Preview
Northeastern
(10-7, 6-2 away)
Delaware
(8-9, 5-2 home)
Venue: Bob Carpenter Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northeastern J Smith 15.9 R Spencer 6.2 J Lee 4.3
Delaware D Saddler 20.3 J Hagins 11.7 D Saddler 2.8

On Saturday, Northeastern heads to Bob Carpenter Center to take on Delaware. It gets started at 2:00 EST. The Huskies are 5-4 against the Fightin' Blue Hens over the last four years. They lost 82-72 the last time they played (2/25/2012).

Delaware is in 3rd place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 1st place Northeastern.

In a 65-60 triumph over Hofstra on January 16th, Quincy Ford put up 24 points for the Huskies. While contributing 6.2 rebounds per game, he also scores 13.2 points per game. The Fightin' Blue Hens were defeated by Towson 69-66 on January 16th despite 12 points from Jarvis Threatt. He averages 12.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.9 steals per game.

There is one important category where Delaware has a statistical edge, rebounding, where the Fightin' Blue Hens have the upper hand over the Huskies, 37 per game to 30 per game.

Delaware StatSmack

  • Northeastern has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Delaware ($NA vs $17,200).
  • Joel Smith is ranked 6th in the CAA in points, 1st in the CAA in three-pointers, and 8th in the CAA in assists.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Northeastern currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (974 to 954) than Delaware, per the NCAA.
  • We just win. Northeastern has more wins over the last 5 years than Delaware (83 vs 71).
  • Northeastern allows fewer rebounds (31.2 allowed per game vs 35.4 allowed per game) than Delaware this season.
  • At least you keep showing up. Northeastern has an average margin of victory of 9 over Delaware in 18 wins since 1990.
  • Northeastern has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (41% vs 57%).
  • The Northeastern three-point leader (Joel Smith) has more three-pointers than the Delaware three-point leader (Devon Saddler).
  • Quincy Ford is ranked 7th in the CAA in rebounds.
  • People just expect us to beat you. Northeastern has been the favorite 13 out of the last 16 times.
  • Northeastern has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.529 to 0.386).
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Joel Smith 35 16 4 3 1 0 2
B Jonathan Lee 34 13 5 4 2 0 3
B Quincy Ford 32 13 6 1 1 1 2
B- Reggie Spencer 30 11 6 2 1 1 2
C David Walker 25 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Zach Stahl 19 6 2 1 1 0 1
D+ D. Pollard 16 6 2 1 1 0 1
D M. Banegas-Flores 14 2 1 1 1 0 1
D D. Marshavelski 7 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Derrico Peck 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chris Avenant 10 1 1 1 0 0 0
UD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devon Saddler 36 20 5 3 1 0 3
B Jamelle Hagins 32 12 12 1 1 3 2
C+ Jarvis Threatt 31 12 5 3 2 0 2
C Kyle Anderson 33 8 3 1 1 1 1
C Josh Brinkley 22 8 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Carl Baptiste 20 4 4 0 1 0 1
D Terrell Rogers 19 5 2 1 1 0 2
D M. King-Davis 11 2 2 0 0 1 0
D Larry Savage 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Troy Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Brendan McNulty 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Tommy Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Will Townsville 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Sean Locke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F T. Allshouse 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
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